An inquiry has been ordered against the son of Bharatiya Janata Party Jhansi MLA, Jawahar Rajput, after he allegedly slapped a police officer when being asked for registration papers of his unnumbered car.
As per the reports, Jawahar Rajput’s son Rahul Rajput was stopped near Modi Chauraha in Gursarai area during a routine checking drive on Monday.
Senior superintendent of police (SSP), Jhansi, OP Singh in his statement told that,” As the number plate of Rahul’s car did not have a registration number, a police officer (a station house officer) asked him to show the papers at which Rahul got furious. He repeatedly said he was an MLA’s son and such an act would cost the police heavily.”
Singh further told that when the officer did not relent, Rahul slapped him, following which the accused was taken into custody and brought to the police station
Reacting to the incident, accused’ father MLA Jawahar Rajput and his many supporters staged a sit-in at the police station and alleged that the police had beaten up Rahul. The MLA demanded strict action against the policemen who had harassed his son.
Rahul was released later in the night after police officers held several rounds of talks with Jawahar Rajput.
District magistrate, Jhansi, Shiv Sahay Awasthi said the police had the video footage of the incident and added that strict and impartial action would be ensured after the investigation.