Uttar Pradesh is one of the states of India that has always been in the news for something or the other. And everything has been grabbing headlines ever since Yogi Adtiyanath took oath as the Chief Minister. And UP, is in news yet again, and this time, due to a senior BJP MLA.
The MLA from Gorakhpur Radha Mohan Das Agarwal got into a heated argument with a woman IPS officer on Sunday, asking her NOT TO CROSS HER LIMITS. The incident happened when a group of women blocked a road near Koilhwa village, and alleged that the police and the authorities are helping in the sale of illicit liquor. The situation turned uglier when a fight broke out between police and the women protestors. The police had to resort to lathi charge to disperse the crowd.
That’s when the BJP MLA reached the spot to calm down the situation, but it got worse. IPC Charu Nigam and Agarwal picked up an argument, and asked her to keep quiet and not cross her limits. He said –
‘Main aapse baat nahin kar raha hoon… mujhe tum kuch na batao. Chup raho tum! Bardasht ke bahar mat jao (I am not speaking to you. Don’t tell me anything. You keep quiet. Don’t cross your limits).’
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 8, 2017
Nigam was seen calm, and said that she was the officer-in-charge there and she knew what she was doing. And that is when a senior officer came to resolve the situation. Soon after the senior officer came, Nigam was seen with a handkerchief in her hand, as she was crying. After the video went viral, Agarwal was expected to apologise, he came out with an explanation, saying that he did not misbehave with the officer.
The BJP MLA said –
‘We are against the operation of liquor shops. People were peacefully protesting against the liquor shops, but the woman police officer forcibly removed the protesters and while doing so, she hit a woman and dragged an 80-year-old man. This simply cannot be tolerated.’
Meanwhile, Nigam took to Facebook to explain why she got emotional. Here’s what it read –
‘To everyone who has turned up in my support:
My training hasn’t taught me to be weak. I just did not expect that my SP city Ganesh Saha Sir would outrightly reject the irrational argument and talk about my injury. Before sir came, I was the seniormost officer in police there but when sir came and stood by the force, I got emotional .
Media has taken this stand because everyone of them saw both the incidents and this shows the positivity of media in Gorakhpur. I am thankful to them to have shown the truth with least manipulation .
I believe that good gets good and that’s why I have got the support of the media .
Please stay calm! I am fine and slightly hurt. Nothing to be agitated or worried about .
Read the full Fb post here –
So, what do you think about the situation?