The female police officer from Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh, who stood up to a group of BJP workers trying to bully her, was transferred to Bahraich on Saturday, reported Hindustan Times. The decision to transfer Shrestha Thakur, a senior police officer, came a week after she sent five BJP workers to jail for creating obstacles while doing her duty.
The Hindustan Times quoted Mukesh Bharadwaj, BJP city president, as saying that the action was taken to "keep the party leaders and workers' pride intact".
On 23 June, BJP's district-level worker Pramod Lodhi reportedly misbehaved with police officers when he was issued a challan for not carrying documents for his vehicle.
Lodhi was later arrested, after which the BJP workers raised slogans against the police officer and demanded that she be placed under arrest.
The video of Thakur chiding BJP workers had gone viral, in which the senior police officer could be heard saying, "You please go and get written orders from the chief minister that the police have no right to check vehicles... that we can't do our job. Hum raat mein parivar ko chhor ke duty karte hain, maze lene ke liye nahi (we leave our families at home at night not to have fun but to do our job)."
Woman police officer in UP takes on angry BJP workers in Bulandshahr pic.twitter.com/nr1X3TKF53
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In the video, Thakur could be heard admonishing the workers. She told the workers that she would slap additional sections (of the law) for creating public disorder.
The BJP had defended its workers, insisting they did nothing wrong. When Lodhi was produced in court, he alleged that he was arrested because he refused to pay a bribe.
Updated Date: Jul 02, 2017 13:35 PM