[Watch] UP: BJP Councillor Who Thrashed Policeman Gets Bail, Supporters Open Celebratory Fire
Supporters of Meerut BJP Councillor, who was arrested for assaulting a policeman and a lady advocate, celebrated his release from the jail by opening fire from a moving SUV in a busy Meerut road.
They even uploaded the video and photographs of the firing on social media. An FIR has been filed against Vinay Chaudhary, the person who was firing, under the IT act and Meerut SP city has said the cyber cell is carrying out further investigations.
What was the case
BJP Councillor Manish Chaudhary was caught on camera brutally assaulting a UP sub-inspector who was with a lady advocate in a restaurant. The video of the incident went viral and he was arrested on October 20 based on a complaint filed by the lady lawyer. The incident took place in Black Paper restaurant, Kankar Khera, Meerut
On November 2, he was released on bail after he spent almost two weeks in jail. The police said the argument started over delay on food being on time and when it arrived she allegedly went on to throw it.
The lady lawyer was booked on October 24 by UP police on charges of drunken driving and hitting four vehicles. She alleged that UP Police is working on the behest of the BJP councillor and alleged that it was councillor’s men who hit the car.
BJP Councillor Manish Kr was arrested on Oct 20 for thrashing a cop who had come to his hotel with a lady lawyer&got into an argument with a waiter.He was booked under IPC sec 395 (punishment for dacoity)&354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) https://t.co/RxMP85mGGe
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 24, 2018
As per The Indian Express, the BJP councillor, soon after being released said, “I have full faith in the judiciary and will continue the fight to ensure punishment to the police officer (sub-inspector Sukhpal Singh Panwar) and the woman lawyer who sent me to jail based on fabricated charges. I cannot be blamed alone for the incident as they were responsible for the provocation.”
The Logical Indian take
The celebratory firing just after being released on bail shows the arrogance of the BJP councillor and his supporters, least to say it is dangerous. It also reflects on the lawlessness prevailing in UP, when first a police inspector is beaten up and firing is done publicly. This only shows the utter disregard to law and order.