Son­ali Phogat slams those back­ing mar­ket com­mit­tee sec­re­tary

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTREGION - Su­nil Ra­har su­nil.ku­mar3@htlive.com

RO­HTAK: TikTok star-turned BJP leader Son­ali Phogat on Sun­day said the peo­ple back­ing Hisar mar­ket com­mit­tee sec­re­tary Sul­tan Singh are those who can’t re­spect their sis­ters and moth­ers.

In a veiled at­tack on Bi­nain Khap, Phogat said it was a shame that some peo­ple were sup­port­ing a cul­prit.

“He (Sul­tan) is be­ing sup­ported by those who can­not re­spect women at their homes,” she added.

On June 17, a court in Hisar had granted bail to Phogat who was ar­rested for thrash­ing Hisar mar­ket com­mit­tee sec­re­tary Sul­tan Singh in full pub­lic view.

Mean­while, Raghu­bir Nain, spokesper­son of the Bi­nain Khap, said the khap con­demned Phogat’s state­ment. “Her com­ments are base­less and every­one knows about the in­ci­dent. She is mak­ing last-ditch ef­forts to save her­self,” he added.

The 40-year-old BJP leader was caught on cam­era slap­ping and thrash­ing Sul­tan Singh. The video clip was widely shared on so­cial me­dia. In her com­plaint to the po­lice, she said the of­fi­cial made in­de­cent re­marks against her.

WILL LODGE FIR AGAINST SUL­TAN: WOMEN COM­MIS­SION

Haryana com­mis­sion for women’s chair­per­son Prat­i­bha Su­man said they will lodge a first in­for­ma­tion re­port (FIR) against the peo­ple be­long­ing to Bi­nain Khap who used in­de­cent lan­guage against the BJP leader at a khap body meet­ing a few days ago.

“We had re­ceived some ev­i­dences which proved that some peo­ple used abu­sive lan­guage against Phogat,” she added.

Bha­gat Ram Nain, vice-pres­i­dent of Bi­nain Khap, said they will launch a statewide ag­i­ta­tion against the Haryana gov­ern­ment if Sul­tan Singh is ar­rested.

“If po­lice ar­rest Sul­tan Singh, we will launch an ag­i­ta­tion against the gov­ern­ment and teach them a les­son,” Bha­gat Ram said.

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