The Gujarat police constable Sunita Yadav who was the talk of the town because she resisted the bullying by a state minister’s son who was violating curfew in Surat on July 8. She was also known as Lady Singham after the incident and this came from the reference of popular Bollywood film Singham.
Sunita Yadav said in an interview with India Today that she is no lady Singham, she is just simple LR office. She just performed her duty. ” People say this because not too many [cops] have done this. But it feels nice when people say that.”
Narrating the incident Sunita Yadav said she noticed some people moving in a vehicle during curfew. She stopped them to inquire about the reason for their coming out during curfew hours.
She said, “Movement is allowed during curfew for genuine reasons. But these people did not have a genuine reason. They apologised to me saying ‘sorry’. I thought of letting them go unpunished but as per law I had to do something. I had no challan slip, so I thought a few situps would be enough for their violation of the law.”
She said, “Earlier I thought power lies in the khaki [the police uniform]. The incident has taught that it lies in the rank. So, I want to prepare for the IPS. I want to come back with rank. This issue could have been resolved easily. It is being stretched like a chewing gum because I don’t have a rank.”