A complaint was registered against activist Vijay Singh, who has been on a strike against corruption in the district for the last 24 years, for allegedly hanging underwear to dry in open outside the collectorate office.
The complaint was registered under Section 509 (insult the modesty of a woman) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) on September 18, Wednesday according to reports.
“I am not going to stop my struggle against corruption no matter what they do. That underwear was not even mine. It belonged to another person living near me, who has also submitted an affidavit to the Senior Superintendent of Police in the matter,” Singh said.
Vijay Singh, who had left his school job to begin his protest in 1996, has received recognition at various forums, including a place in the Limca Book of Records. In 2012, he walked 600 kms to Lucknow in 19 days and met then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in order to create awareness about land grabbing and the irrepressible land mafia in Uttar Pradesh.
Singh, despite the threats that he has been receiving at regular intervals, has been able to secure the release of hundreds of bighas of land from the clutches of land mafia in different areas of Shamli.