Samajwadi Party MLC's nephew slaps sub-inspector; assaults hospital staff
Etah: In a shocking incident, the nephew of Uttar Pradesh legislative council chairman and Samajwadi Party leader Ramesh Yadav slapped a sub-inspector in a police station here on Wednesday, when he was brought here for allegedly manhandling staffers of a hospital who refused to give him VIP treatment.
Claiming to have strong political links, Mohit Yadav, who was said to be in an inebriated state, was also heard abusing the police officers.
“Mohit Yadav is my name...,” said the 24-year-old, before slapping sub-inspector Jitendra Kumar in Etah. The cops arrested him immediately and charged him with assault and obstructing an official from executing his duty.
Police has lodged three separate FIRs against Mohit Yadav, said SSP Etah Sathyarth Aniruddha, adding that they will make sure that the accused gets stringent punishment.
According to the hospital staff, Mohit had visited the district hospital with a relative demanding VIP treatment for an X-ray. He refused to wait for their turn and on being refused, he assaulted a lab technician and a doctor. Consequently, the hospital staff had to call the police.
Mohit abused and threatened the cops, and even grabbed the collar of one of them when they tried to control him.
“It seems he was under the influence of alcohol. He claimed to be the Legislative Council chairman’s nephew and was asking for this and that, and misbehaved with the hospital staff. He misbehaved with the police officers too,” a senior police officer said.
Legislative Council chairman Ramesh Yadav, however, has distanced himself from the incident, saying, "He will be beaten if he slaps policemen.... I have nothing to do with it."
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"I was not there. I am in Lucknow,” Yadav added, and even described Mohit as a “brat”.
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) quickly reacted over the incident describing it as the 'hangover of power'.
“They are yet to come out of their hangover. They should realise that gone are the days of Samajwadi Party’s hooliganism,” BJP spokesperson Shalabhmani Tripathi said. It may be recalled that BJP ousted Samajwadi Party from power in UP with a huge electoral support in the 2017 UP Assembly elections.
The SSP said one case has been registered against Mohit and two others based on a complaint filed by Brahmananda, the lab technician of the district hospital.
Two other FIRs have been filed against him by the Kotwali police station SHO for offences of assault or use criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty, intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace and voluntarily causing hurt, he said.
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