New Delhi: UP Police Woman Shreshtha Thakur, the police officer of Syana circle in district Bulandshahar (Uttar Pradesh), who stood up against local BJP leaders and sent five of them to jail for creating obstacles in discharging government duties, on Saturday, was transferred to Bahraich, said reports.
She was transferred just a week after the incident following, reportedly, a meeting of a delegation of the BJP’s 11 MLAs and MP with the chief minister over the issue.
As per reports, the local leaders of the party had linked it with their pride and pressed the high command to initiate action against the female cop.
The Police Officer took to facebook to respond post her transfer, saying, “Wherever it goes, it spreads light. A flame doesn’t have a house of its own. Got transferred to Bahraich, it’s Nepal border, don’t worry my friends I am happy.. I accept it as a reward for my good work.. u all are invited to bahraich.”
Reports further said that Mukesh Bhardwaj, the party’s city president, clearly admitted that Thakur’s transfer was imperative to keeping intact the pride of BJP workers and leaders and also charged the cop with using objectionable language against CM of the state Yogi Adityanath and other party leaders.
On June 22, Thakur and her team were checking vehicles in Syana area when she stopped a person driving a motorcycle without wearing a helmet and slapped a fine of Rs 200. The rider introduced himself as BJP leader Pramod Kumar. His wife is a member of Zilla Panchayat in Bulandshahar.
An altercation took place between Kumar and Thakur. The former soon telephoned BJP leaders, who arrived at the spot and objected to the action of the police.
Within some time, Bhardwaj also arrived on the scene and argued with Thakur and other police personnel. He also blamed one of the constables for demanding money from Kumar to let him go without slapping a fine for not wearing helmet.
The video of the entire incident had gone viral earlier and the present transfer is clearly viewed as a punishment posting by the public, attracting wide spread condemnation of the UP Chief Minister from all quarters.