Constable attacks BJP leader, suspended

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Constable attacks BJP leader, suspended

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 | Pioneer News Service | Lucknow

A constable allegedly attacked a BJP leader who went to a police station in Deoria for the release of a paan shop-owner detained by police. Local BJP leaders protested against the incident after which the constable was suspended and a probe ordered.
According to reports, Balram Chaurasiya owns a paan shop at Mahuapatan crossing under Bariyapur police station. Chaurasiya was in the shop late on Sunday night when a cop from the local police station reached there and confronted him for keeping the shop open till late night. Later, he forcibly took the shop-owner to the police station.
When the information reached Balram’s family, they contacted the chairman of the SC cell of BJP in Bariyapur, Nageshwar Paswan and sought his help. Paswan reached the police station and talked to the station house officer Deepak Kumar for release of Balram.  
Nageshwar alleged that when he was sitting with his supporters at the police station, head constable Manoj Patel, who brought Balram to the police station, reached there and started hurling abuses at them. “He appeared to be in an inebriated state. When some of my supporters asked him to mind his language, the constable got agitated and attacked Balram. When I tried to rescue him, the cop also attacked me with a stick,” said Paswan, who was injured and was rushed to a hospital.
The news spread like wild fire and hundreds of his supporters reached the police station and staged a demonstration, demanding action against the accused. Later, district police chief Shreepati Mishra also reached the spot and to pacify the BJP workers, he immediately ordered suspension of Manoj Patel also ordered a probe into the issue.
Mishra said the incident took place when the SHO was in a meeting, and stern action would be taken against the cop in question. He said the injured were shifted to hospital and the shop-owner released.

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