Moradabad, 26 May: Again a BJP leader managed to hit headlines after BJP city president Shivendra Gupta created a ruckus and allegedly assaulted a sub-inspector at Thakurdwara police station on Wednesday in Moradabad.
The sub-inspector alleged that the BJP city chief came to the Police Station and created a ruckus when he said it will take a time to take any action on his complaint.But the anguished leader dared him saying that ‘Don’t you know I am from BJP’ and assaulted with a sharp edged weapon.
The sub-inspector was assaulted after he refused to file an FIR without any preliminary inquiry against an unidentified caller who had threatened the BJP leader on his mobile phone. Gupta had also allegedly assaulted the Thakurdwara SDM inside his office earlier.Police have registered an FIR against Gupta and a dozen other BJP activists under various sections of the IPC.
The alleged incident took place on Wednesday evening, police said. Speaking to TOI, sub-inspector Sharma said, “Gupta asked officials to lodge an FIR against an unidentified caller who had threatened him on his mobile phone. He had also produced a written complaint in the alleged matter to senior sub inspector (SSI) Ajay Veer. SSI Veer asked me to carry out a preliminary investigation before filing an FIR.”
Station house officer (SHO) of Thakurdwara Kotwali Vinay Kumar said, “BJP president Gupta started mounting pressure on sub-inspector Sharma to register a FIR without any prior probe. When Sharma resisted, the BJP leader called some other party members to the police station and started beating him with sharp wedged weapons. Sharma sustained deep wounds in his left hand during the assault.”
The injured sub-inspector was taken to the hospital. Thakurdwara Kotwali officials later registered an FIR against Gupta and his associates under section 34 (common intention), 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 323 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons) and several other sections of the IPC, including section 7 of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act.
This is not the first time when BJP leaders were seen misusing their power and assaulting officers, earlier also many times, whether it’s about thrashing toll officers, they are on the top of the list.