Yogi government's dual face on poor law and order exposed
New Delhi: "I accept it as a reward for my good work," said a disheartened yet motivated Circle Officer Shreshtha Thakur after being transferred to Bahraich district, near Indo-Nepal border.
The Uttar Pradesh police officer had found place in the news headlines after she had sent five Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers behind bars for their unruly behaviour with the cops in Bulandshahr district recently.
Shreshtha Thakur shared her reaction over the same on her Facebook ID. Check here:
On the other hand, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday reprimanded the police officials of the state asking them why they do not act against the criminals when they have been given freehand by the government.
She has been transferred just a week after a video showing her standing up against the local BJP workers went viral over internet. Thakur was issuing a challan as a local party leader Pramod Lodhi was not carrying appropriate papers of his vehicle. This act of the UP cop irked the politician after which he allegedly misbehaved with the cops. Subsequently, she arrested him along with his supporters.
On being produced before the district court, a group of BJP workers began abusing and raising slogans against police.
The video showed Thakur calmly yet bravely telling the BJP leaders that even a hundred more supporters would not be able to stop her from doing her duty.
"Even if you bring hundred more supporters, I will still not get cowed down by you. We do not stand on the road leaving our families at home in the night to have fun. We are doing our duty and then we see this kind of dharna against us," Thakur had said.
Shreshtha Thakur's transfer has raised a serious question – is the Yogi Adityanath government seriously up against crimes and criminals of the state?
It may be mentioned that Thakur is among the 244 Provincial Police Service personnel who have been transferred by the Yogi Adityanath government on Saturday.