BJP leader, who assaulted woman police officer and tore her uniform, arrested in Madhya Pradesh

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Madhya Pradesh Police on Tuesday said that a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, who assaulted a woman police officer and tore her uniform in Tikamgarh district, has been arrested.

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The Sub-Inspector had on Monday stopped a motorcycle for rash driving after it hit a child.

BJP leader Mubendra Singh was riding the vehicle along with a pillion rider. The incident took place while vehicles were being checked in Lidhora area, IANS quoted Additional District Superintendent of Police Surendra Jain.

Tikamgarh’s superintendent of police Kumar Prateek said that the incident happened when BJYM’s town unit president Munendra Singh and Pankaj, who were on a motorcycle, were stopped by Lidhora police station officer Anumeha Dubey during a checking of vehicles.

Upset at being stopped, Singh and his accomplice Pankaj lashed out at the officer, slapped and punched her and even tore her uniform before fleeing from the scene. But a police team nabbed Singh, Jain told reporters.

Dubey knew Singh, who has criminal records against him at Lidhora and other police stations, had hit a girl with his motorcycle and that the argument between them started over the issue, reported Hindustan Times.

Senior police officials rushed to the spot with a force and Singh was arrested while his friend escaped. Cases under several sections of the Indian Penal Code were lodged against both the accused.

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