Attacks on cops by saffron activists in UP trigger alarm bells in police force

Attacks on cops by saffron activists in UP trigger alarm bells in police force

Rising incidents of attacks on the cops by saffron activists, including BJP leaders, in Uttar Pradesh have sent alarm bells ringing in the police force.
Apparently alarmed by the attacks, the state IPS Association members have decided to meet chief minister Yogi Adityanath to apprise him of their concern in this regard.
According to the sources the Association members have taken strong exception to the alleged attack on the official residence of Saharanpur police chief Luv Kumar by saffron activists and BJP workers a few days back.
‘’What was more shocking that the mob that attacked the SSP’s residence was led by a ruling party MP,’’ said a senior IPS officer here.
Sources said that the wife and two children of the SSP, who were present at the residence, when it was stormed by the mob, were yet to come out of the trauma.
Saffron activists were enraged after Kumar stopped a procession being taken out by BJP workers in Saharanpur a few days back to celebrate birth anniversary of B.R.Ambedkar through an unauthorized route.
Around a dozen people were injured in clashes, that erupted after the other community objected to the procession. BJP MP from Saharanpur Raghav Lakhanpal was among those booked in connection with the violence.
There have been several incidents of saffron activists and senior BJP legislators publicly assaulting the cops, flouting the rules and misbehaving with officials since the saffron party was swept to power in the state last month.
On Saturday a Bajarang Dal worker allegedly slapped a circle officer in Agra after the police refused to release a saffron activist arrested on charges of assaulting a Muslim vegetable trader.
In yet another incident a BJP worker allegedly misbehaved with a lady official and barged into her bed room in Mahoba district a few days back. .
BJP legislator Mahendra Yadav allegedly assaulted the employees of a toll plaza in Bareilly district after the latter insisted on payment of toll charges from the vehicles in the MLA's cavalcade on Wednesday night. A case was registered in this regard.
Another BJP legislator Yogesh Dhama allegedly forced his way into a degree college at Baraut in Baghpat district while the students were writing their examination paper last week.

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