With Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Bairia in Ballia, Surendra Singh, already bringing embarrassment to the party by openly siding with the accused in the sensational killing in front of administrative officials, another party MLA in Lakhimpur Kheri has also created trouble for the ruling party.
The leader and his henchmen allegedly created ruckus inside a police station and forcibly got an eve-teaser released from police custody. Surprisingly the BJP leader was involved in the attack when just a few hours later the chief minister launched Mission Shakti, promising toughest action against those who dared to play with the dignity of women or tried to help the accused.
Sources said that a video clip of the ruckus created by the BJP MLA and his son and supporters was being widely circulated on social media platforms.
BJP MLA Lokendra Pratap Singh and his son reportedly reached Mohammadi police station in Lakhimpur post midnight along with scores of supporters and created a ruckus over the arrest of a party worker in an eve-teasing case on Friday.
In the video that has since gone viral, party workers can be heard asking for the lock-up keys to release the accused.
The policemen could not muster the courage to oppose the agitated BJP workers and the MLA and his supporters walked away with the accused.
While the local police officials were tight-lipped about the incident, BJP MLA Lokendra Pratap Singh said over the phone that there was no ruckus at the spot and it was being wrongly propagated to malign his image.