Neta's father browbeats UP cops, thwarts arrests

Threatens to strip inspector, sends his team packing

The father of a Samajwadi Party leader enjoying the status of a minister allegedly threatened to strip a police inspector, called him a ‘chowkidar’ and thwarted his attempt to nab two men wanted in a case of cow slaughter in Baghpat district.

“How dare you enter my village without my permission? I have forced cops to strip and sent them packing from here in the past. You are just a chowkidar while we are ministers,” Dharm Pal, who is father of Kuldeep Ujjwal, told Ashok Kumar, an inspector at Balaini police station.

Kuldeep Ujjwal heads an official body in Uttar Pradesh and has the rank and status of a minister. Kumar, who was accompanied by two constables, beat a hasty retreat after being threatened by the leader's father in full public view.

Reports said Kumar had gone to Mavikalan village on Friday to nab the two offenders. Mavikalan also happens to be the native village of the SP leader.

Reports said that the alleged offenders called the leader's father for help after the police tried to apprehend them.

Dharm Pal became so annoyed after seeing the policemen in his village that he let off a volley of abuses and threatened to get them suspended if they ‘dared to enter’ his village.

The entire conversation between Dharm Pal and the inspector was caught on camera.
“Mera naam Dharm Pal hai...yad rakhiyo...maine pahle bhi ek CO aur do sipahiyon ke kapade utarwa liye the aur rifle bhi leli thi (my name is Dharm Pal...remember that...earlier also I had got a circle officer and two constables stripped and taken away their rifles),” Pal is heard telling the policemen.

The policemen beat a hasty retreat without arresting the wanted culprits.
Senior IPS officer and human rights activist Amitabh Thakur has demanded immediate arrest of the leader's father and registration of a case against him.

In a letter to the state DGP, Thakur has said that the policeman was prevented from doing his duty and threatened with dire consequences, which was a cognisable offence.

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