A police officer in Uttar Pradesh has been punished for taking on the RSS goons in Jhansi on the day of Holi. Gyanendra Kumar Singh, who was the in-charge of Jhansi’s Sadar Bazar Police Station until Friday, has now been suspended from his post after he stopped the RSS and BJP workers from throwing water balloons on passerby during the Holi celebrations on Saturday.
The local SSP, Jitendra Kumar Shukla, told Janta Ka Reporter that the matter was still being investigated adding that both the parties had lodged FIRs against each other.
“The incident took place on 2 March. Both parties (the RSS supporters and the suspended police officer) have registered FIRs. We are probing the matter and the guilty will be punished.”
Supporters of RSS and BJP had also attacked the police station on 2 March after they were stopped by Singh from harassing the local population during the Holi celebration. Angry mob had allegedly arrived at the police station and damaged the properties. The SSP confirmed the news of destruction caused by the RSS supporters.
Meanwhile, the RSS supporters in their FIR have alleged that the suspended police officer had insulted them by using expletives against the Sangh. A report by Patrika said that the violent RSS mob also included the local BJP MLA.
Uttar Pradesh Police was widely hailed for its sensitive approach during the Holi in view of the festival falling on Friday, a day of special prayers for Muslims around the world. On Saturday, Janta Ka Reporter exclusively reported how Muzaffarnagar Police had taken an extraordinary step to share the joy of the Holi festival by sharing food and sweets with students at the local madrasa.