Locals of Gorela village in Bilaspur district of Chhatisgarh created a huge furor in the Gorela Police Station on Thursday night, demanding to register a police complaint. Upon getting the news, additional superintendent of police (ASP), lady police officer, Madhulika Singh, reached the police station promptly and slapped the sarpanch of the village Panchayat. According to the police, the sarpanch was inebriated and was misbehaving with the ASP and hence had to be given a thrashing.
Following this, a BJP leader, the sarpanch, and his followers carried out a huge protest around the police station on Friday. Police have registered a complaint against all the protesters.
According to Nai Duniya, the sarpanch and villagers had visited the police station on Thursday night to get a complaint registered. A minor girl belonging to the village had allegedly gone missing on Wednesday night and was found in the forest near the village on Thursday morning. Police had taken the minor girl to the police station for inquiry and complaint registration. Meanwhile, the family members of the girl reached the police station with sarpanch Baldev Singh Kanwar.
They reportedly demanded that the police register a complaint against Bharat Rathore, one of the villagers and member of the janpad. But in the police inquiry, the minor had not revealed any information of being abused by Bharat Rathore. But, the protesters were uncompromising. They wanted the complaint to be registered which led to a heated argument between the ASP and the sarpanch. It was then that the lady police officer hit the sarpanch and instructed police proceedings against him. The police officer later let the sarpanch go considering the villagers’ requests.
The protesters have now warned the police of taking action against the ASP threatening of another protest. Police, on the other hand, has booked sarpanch Baldev Singh, BJP leader Brij Lal Rathore and other demonstrators under section 186 and 353 of the Indian Penal code.