Shreshtha Thakur, the woman police officer who stood up to BJP leaders in Bulandshahar and sent five of them to jail for creating hurdles in discharging government duties, was transferred to Bahraich on Saturday.
The police officer has been transferred just a week after the incident, following a meeting of a delegation of the party’s 11 MLAs and MP with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over the issue. The officer was heading the Syana circle.
According to Hindustan Times, the transfer comes at the behest of local leaders. The report claims that Mukesh Bhardwaj, the party city president, made every possible effort asserting that Thakur’s transfer is necessary to keep the party’s pride intact accusing her of using objectionable and unacceptable language.
But a report by NDTV informs that she is not the only one transferred. Thakur is among 234 officers transferred by the state government.
The incident came to light when BJP’s district-level worker, Pramod Lodhi, was issued a challan for not having proper documentation for his vehicle, and a bunch of party workers started raising slogans against the police. This was when Circle Officer (CO) Shreshtha Thakur stepped in and confronted a mob of angry BJP workers.
“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,” Thakur strongly told Lodhi. She also said that such workers bring a bad name to the party.
You can watch the incident here: