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UP: Complaint lodged against BJP MP and MLA for misbehaving with officials

UP Police Said On Thursday That The Manager Of Dalernager Branch Of Baroda Gramin Bank Harish Singh Accuses BJP MLA Kesar Singh And MP Priyanka Rawat Of Misbehaving With Officials In UP.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Apr 2017, 03:30:23 PM
Complaint lodges against BJP MP and MLA for misbehaving with officials

Uttar Pradesh:

UP Police said on Thursday that the manager of Dalernager branch of Baroda Gramin Harish Singh accuses BJP MLA Kesar Singh and MP Priyanka Rawat of misbehaving with officials in UP. 

Singh, the from Nawabganj in Bareilly district, allegedly thrashed and kept hostage a manager, while Rawat, the party's MP from Barabanki, has been accused of threatening an ASP during a press conference on Wednesday.

The then allegedly thrashed the manager, and took him to an undisclosed destination where he was kept hostage for one hour and allowed to go only after being given a written assurance to make the payment related to the account. 

Singh, however refuted the allegations of assault, saying he had only gone to inquire after people of the area complained that they were facing problems due to laxity by the staff. 

The manager also claimed that he could not contact anyone as his mobile phone was also confiscated by Singh.

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DIG Ashutosh Kumar termed the incident as serious and said the matter is being investigated and if required, an FIR will be filed against the lawmaker. 

Meanwhile, the staff from over a dozen branches in the district strongly protested against the incident and some of them also downed their shutters on Thursday. 

In Barabanki, local MP Rawat allegedly used foul language against ASP Kunwar Gyananjay Singh during a press conference yesterday, saying she would make him pay for all the clout he enjoyed during the previous SP government.

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Alleging that Singh was shielding a murder accused, Rawat threatened to make him pay for the arbitrary manner in which he worked and indulged in property dealing during the previous regime. 

SP Vaibhav Krishna said the video of the press conference is being examined and if necessary, an FIR will lodged against the MP. 

Rawat also said the situation has now changed and officials who do not bring a change in their working manner will be pulled up. 

The incidents come on close on the heels of charges against BJP's Saharanpur Raghav Lakhanpal that he had indulged in violence in a village and vandalised the residence of the area's SSP.

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First Published : 27 Apr 2017, 05:21:00 PM