Cops on run after RSS man’s arrest, families say hounded for doing job

Today, the police officers involved in the arrest are on the run after the BJP government brought a slew of charges against them, including attempt to murder, robbery, trespass and criminal intimidation.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Updated: October 17, 2016 9:30 am
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“YOU DON’T know who you have dared to touch. We can unseat chief ministers, even prime ministers. We can make or break governments. You are worthless. Just wait, if we fail to remove your uniforms, we will leave the Sangh.’’ This was how RSS activists allegedly threatened police officers on the night of September 26, when Sangh pracharak Suresh Yadav was arrested from the organisation’s office in Baihar town of Balaghat district in Madhya Pradesh for an “anti-Islam WhatsApp post”.

Today, the police officers involved in the arrest are on the run after the BJP government brought a slew of charges against them, including attempt to murder, robbery, trespass and criminal intimidation. On Friday, their family members submitted a three-page memorandum to the DGP and the IG, seeking justice and asking why the policemen were being hounded for “doing their duty fearlessly” — it also gives the police version of the incident, including the alleged threats they faced after the arrest.

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”Police officers are scared more of right-wing organisations than Naxals,’’ said the memorandum, which demanded that Yadav and his accomplices be booked for assaulting police officers on duty. Madhya Pradesh IG G Janardan told The Sunday Express that around 20 women, including wives of the accused police officers, met him and complained that their husbands were falsely implicated in the case. He said he had forwarded their memorandum to the SIT that is probing the incident. Yadav was released from a Jabalpur hospital two days ago.

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The SIT was formed by the state government after the arrest, and the alleged assault of Yadav by police, which led to a number of officers being suspended, including additional SP Rajesh Sharma and the local station in-charge Zia-ul-Haque.

Besides, IG (Balaghat Range) D C Sagar and district SP Asit Yadav were transferred — Janardan took charge as the new IG on October 7. The memorandum follows a massive campaign on social media by the police force in Balaghat in support of their absconding colleagues. Pamphlets have also been distributed, highlighting the low morale in the force and including a mock law with various dos and don’ts to be followed while dealing with RSS functionaries.

The memorandum alleged that Yadav and his accomplices assaulted the police force, swore at them and tried to stop them from doing their duty. “About a 1,000-strong mob of RSS, VHP, Bajrang Dal, Gauraksha Samiti and BJP workers threatened to burn the police station and warned of riots. The policemen saved the station… but in return were accused of attempt to murder, robbery and trespassing, and rewarded with suspension,’’ it claimed.

The memorandum said that even courts have ruled that an “FIR should not be directly registered against government servants for a lapse while performing their duty”. It alleged that it was only after an FIR was registered against police for allegedly assaulting Yadav was the pracharak taken to a district hospital in Balaghat and from there to a Jabalpur hospital owned by a former RSS functionary who is now with the ruling BJP.

The memorandum quoted a similar incident in 2015 involving a constable in Ukwa and two Bajrang Dal activists. It alleged that the accomplices of the activists gheraoed the local police post, threatened the constable, misbehaved with his wife at his home and tore up an FIR that was registered over the incident.

When contacted, RSS’s Mahakaushal Prant Sanghchalak, Prashant Singh, said, “Maybe, something was said in the heat of the moment. An attempt is being made to project the incident as an RSS versus police clash, which is not the case. Some elements are politicising the case.’’

Singh, who is also an advocate, said the bail plea of two police officers involved in Yadav’s arrest has been rejected by a lower court. He said the RSS only protested against those police officers who “crossed the limit and used disproportionate force” against Yadav.

”Yadav did not create the WhatsApp post. Why did the police single him out? How did certain history-sheeters accompany the police and assault Yadav?’’ Singh said, referring to a group of Muslim youths from Baihar on whose complaint the FIR against Yadav was registered.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Oct 16, 2016 at 6:14 am
    This is the state of Law and Order becoming in our Nation... Right Wingers are more Powerfull then the Police and the Army itself...
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      Abrrad
      Oct 16, 2016 at 6:04 pm
      Twisted headlines and distorted version ......
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        Amar Akbar
        Oct 16, 2016 at 1:48 am
        Look how IE manited he news. Read the last paragraph which is the most important paragraph. Muslim History shelters and Muslim goondas with local Muslim police inspector went and brutally aulted and kidnapped a person for some made up what's app post. Well now courts don't want to give bail to these policemen who are supposed to do their job instead were spreading venom. Now IE twisted this fact and read the w story.
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          HP
          Oct 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm
          Sab ka sath sab ka Vikas lt;br/gt;It's a moral issue of our police. No words
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            Javed
            Oct 16, 2016 at 10:26 am
            Only last week about 100 or more children were molested by Christian padre priests in churches and missionary schools in India but no journalist wants to talk about it and no police officer wants to arrest them.
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              IML sood
              Oct 16, 2016 at 1:22 am
              IE is well advised to desist from sensationalising no news as a big news to earn TRP.These acts are against ethics and impartiality that news papers are supposed to keep in name of freedom of press.The conspiracy to defame a particular group whose thinking is linked to patriotism is not new and in w of under Cong rule for more than 63 years every effort was made but the result was totally reverse.By putting own words in others mouth has become fashion of reporters which is suicidial in public eyes,Fair reporting from IE is declining day by day.
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                Fire
                Oct 16, 2016 at 5:05 am
                Don't worry these things happen in so called largest democracies of world. R SS has right to break law. If anyone edlse will do such act, he will be packed to stan and will be hit by bullet and pellets
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                  Fire
                  Oct 16, 2016 at 8:55 am
                  Give me your sister, I will not go for four
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                    Fire
                    Oct 16, 2016 at 8:52 am
                    No his mothers who got it in dowry
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                      Prion
                      Oct 16, 2016 at 9:49 am
                      This is my land you cannot even kick my comments out .......so dream on about kicking me out.Hindutuva is as worse as Muslim jihad one green one saffron all narrow and stupid
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                        Nixon Augustin
                        Oct 16, 2016 at 7:08 am
                        Communal BJP blames others as jungle raj but the fact is, BJP fits well with jungle raj.
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                          Saurabh
                          Oct 16, 2016 at 12:28 pm
                          Real face of fascism exposed.
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                            Kalamwali bai
                            Oct 17, 2016 at 5:35 am
                            Did Indian Express , teh leftist mouthpiece covered story of RSS man killed in Bangalore near MG Road or in another case of RSS man killed in Kerala ..both happened in last one week ....why selective reporting ? Journalism of Discourage ...n anti Hindus
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                              SubbuI
                              Oct 16, 2016 at 8:50 am
                              THE SANGH GOONS RULISANGH NG NOT ONLY MP BUT ALSO IN MAHARASHTRA. RAJASTHAN AND GUJARATH TOO. THEY OPENLY CONTROL POLICE STATION AND ALL OTHER ILLEGAL BUSSINESS LIKE BOOT LEGGING. DRUG TRADE AND PROSETUTION. IN CAPITOL DELHI WOMEN RIGHT COMMISION OPENLY ACCUSED BJP BIGWIGS RUNNING PROSITUTION RACKET. IN MAHARASTRA THEY COLLECTED DONATION FORCEFULLY FOR FECILATION OF POLITICAL BIG WIGS FOR SURGICAL STRIKETHE RSS KARYAKARTHAS WERE IN THE FORE FRONT.DALIBAN TACTICTS ARE FOLLOWED BY THIS MODIBAANS
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                                SubbuI
                                Oct 16, 2016 at 8:54 am
                                Typos in my below commentlt;br/gt;RULING NOT RULISANGH NG
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                                  aj
                                  Oct 16, 2016 at 2:22 am
                                  I'm. Indian muslim. I want parion from hindus. Let's free kashmir and khalistan. Hindustan murdabad . I am indian
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                                    Abbiya
                                    Oct 16, 2016 at 7:21 pm
                                    India no need outside terrorism because our army handle outside terrorism. But inside hindu taliban destroying the nation. How control inside taliban. .one day all indian will removing chaddi gang chaddi
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                                      abhay
                                      Oct 16, 2016 at 6:41 am
                                      1st tell full story... the cop who is crying now is a muslim who with muslim goons went to the house of mr. yadav, aulted him, molested family women and broke his hand.... now y muslim goons accompanied that inspector. its case of atrocity by muslim goon muslim inspector on swayamsewak now its time to teach strong lesson 2 both inspector and muslim goons.......... anti hindu express alais anti indian express do some good journalism before doing ur bogus islamic favour journalism..............
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                                        Adrian Akau
                                        Oct 16, 2016 at 4:57 am
                                        If a 1000 strong mob of RSS and others have a legal right to attack police officers, then law and order has gone. RSS must be above the law so their actions, however violent and wrong, are being approved. The is the New India, the land of the RSS.
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                                          Afzal Ahmad
                                          Oct 16, 2016 at 2:41 pm
                                          If the terrorists of RSS, Gaurakshaks, Bajrang Dal and other sister organization of Sangh Parivar are allowed to take the law of the land in their hands and the administration is forced to follow their diktat, the law and order of country is going to collapse resulting in jungle Raj. Not long back, two Muslims were hanged in Jharkhand allegedly for cattle transportation and non knows what happened to that case. Is it the ACHHE din and Ram Rajya BJP and our PM promised for the country men? If so the country doesn't need them. They should be dealt with iron hands. The harment of law enforcement agencies should be stopped and the government responsible for this misdeed should be dismissed.
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                                            Akhilesh
                                            Oct 16, 2016 at 7:00 am
                                            Looks like u are a paid agent of the BJP hahahah
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