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UP: Over 150 people booked for misbehaving with Union Minister Anupriya Patel during roadshow

The Uttar Pradesh Police claim to provide security to women has been exposed once again. A group of unidentified miscreants attacked the convoy of Union MoS for Health and Family Welfare Anurpiya Patel in Pratapgarh on Sunday following which 158 were

India TV Politics Desk, Lucknow [ Published on: September 12, 2016 15:11 IST ]
Anupriya Patel
Anupriya Patel

The Uttar Pradesh Police claim to provide security to women has been exposed once again. A group of unidentified miscreants attacked the convoy of Union MoS for Health and Family Welfare Anurpiya Patel in Pratapgarh on Sunday following which 158 were booked.

PTI reported that when Patel’s convoy approached the Raniganj power house (near Lilha village), some miscreants attacked the vehicles and even manhandled Apna Dal MLA from Vishwnathganj segment RK Verma in full public view. 

Some of them also threw stones on the minister’s vehicle creating a scary situation. 

An FIR was lodged against 158 people for allegedly misbehaving with Union Minister and Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel during a road show in Pratapgarh.

“An FIR was registered against local leader Vinod Dubey and over 157 others last night for allegedly misbehaving with Patel and Apna Dal workers during their party’s roadshow,” a senior police office said. 

The FIR has been lodged at Raniganj police station. The incident had occurred on Sunday afternoon when Apna Dal workers were on a roadshow with the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and party MLA RK Verma.

Police said the procession came face to face with the supporters of Dubey, who is planning to contest the state Assembly polls as an Independent candidate, leading to an argument. The Union minister had said the incident was a “conspiracy” to disturb her party’s procession.

“I think it was a conspiracy (of ruling SP). I was not provided with security and even after complaining, the District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police did not reach the spot immediately,” she had said. 

She said if such was the response of the law enforcement agencies to a request by the minister, then “one could easily understand the plight of common people regarding law and order matters”.

Alleging misbehaviour with their leaders, Apna Dal workers had blocked traffic on Raebareli-Varanasi highway and later, when the Union Minister left, they sat on a dharna.

With PTI Inputs

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