Advertisement
Friday, Dec 03, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

UP Police Official Suspended In Pratapgarh BJP MP Sangam Lal Gupta's Assault Case

BJP MP from Pratapgarh, Sangam Lal Gupta had accused former Congress MP Pramod Tiwari of leading a mob which beat him up and his party workers in a function.

UP Police Official Suspended In Pratapgarh BJP MP Sangam Lal Gupta's Assault Case
BJP MP from Pratapgarh, Sangam Lal Gupta | Twitter
UP Police Official Suspended In Pratapgarh BJP MP Sangam Lal Gupta's Assault Case
outlookindia.com
2021-09-27T07:43:17+05:30

A police official has been suspended in Uttar Pradesh following an incident on Saturday in which BJP MP Sangam Lal Gupta had accused former Congress MP Pramod Tiwari of leading a mob of his party's workers to beat him up and his party's activists during a social function in the Pratapgarh district.

Lalganj Circle Officer Jagmohan Singh has been suspended for laxity in duty, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar informed on Sunday.

Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said in a statement that additional director general of police (administration) in his report had mentioned that Circle Officer Singh did not arrange adequate police force at the venue of the important programme (Gareeb Kalyan Mela) in Sangipur block in Pratapgarh.

Due to this a serious law and order situation emerged, the statement read.

Citing the report, he added that it is clear from it that the circle officer showed laxity and inaction in the discharge of duty, which was not expected from a gazetted police officer.

This has tarnished the image of the government and the department. Hence, he has been suspended with immediate effect and departmental action has been initiated against him, Awasthi said.

BJP's Pratapgarh MP Gupta on Saturday accused former Congress MP Tiwari of leading a mob of his party workers to beat him up and his party's activists during a the function in Sangipur block.

The issue prompted police to register a case against 27 persons, including the senior Congress leader and his daughter.

The alleged incident led Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to order the district administration to take strict action in the incident, in which Gupta alleged his 'kurta' was also torn by the assailants.

"Instructions have been issued for speedy and strict action in the incident of attack on BJP MP and national general secretary of BJP's Pichhda Varg Morch Sangam Lal Gupta during the Gareeb Kalyan Mela in Sangipur block in Pratapgarh district," Maurya had said in a tweet on Saturday.

Acting Superintendent of Police Prakash Dwivedi said that acting on the complaint lodged by the BJP MP, a case has been registered against 27 persons including Pramod Tiwari, his daughter Aradhana Misra and 50 unknown persons under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act.

(With PTI Inputs)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.

World Disability Day: Visually Impaired Girls In Himachal Use Education To Dispel Darkness

World Disability Day: Visually Impaired Girls In Himachal Use Education To Dispel Darkness

Umang Foundation in Himachal Pradesh has helped many blind and visually impaired persons achieve their dreams by giving them access to higher education.

IND Vs GER, Junior Hockey WC: India 2-4 Germany - FT

IND Vs GER, Junior Hockey WC: India 2-4 Germany - FT

India are the defending champions and beat Belgium in the quarterfinals. Get live scores and updates of IND vs GER, Hockey Men's Junior World Cup 2021 semifinal in Bhubaneswar.

Kashmir: Ghulam Nabi Azad Emerges As Key Player In J&K With Or Without Congress

Kashmir: Ghulam Nabi Azad Emerges As Key Player In J&K With Or Without Congress

Crowds at Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's recent rallies show that he will be a key player in elections in Jammu and Kashmir, when they happen.

Advertisement