UP policewoman, who stood up to BJP workers, transferred; ‘done to keep the pride of party workers intact’

Thakur, who was stationed at Syana circle in district Bulandshahar, had sent five of the workers to jail for 'obstruction of duty'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 2, 2017 5:07 pm
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Uttar Pradesh policewoman Shrestha Thakur, who made headlines last week after a video of her standing up to BJP workers went viral, was transferred to Bahraich district on Saturday. She was transferred along with a few other deputy superintendents. Over 150 police personnel have been transferred, in a major mass shuffle by the UP government.

Thakur, who was stationed at Syana circle in Bulandshahar district, had sent five BJP workers to jail for ‘obstruction of duty’. Thakur’s transfer followed a meeting of 11 party MLAs and MPs with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over the issue.

According to reports,  BJP city president Mukesh Bhardwaj has accepted that the officer was transferred to “keep the pride of party workers intact”. The altercation between BJP workers and Thakur happened after they protested against police action on one of its leaders, Pramod Kumar. He was slapped with a fine of Rs 200 for not wearing a helmet while riding his motorcycle.

In the video, which went viral on social media, Thakur could be heard invoking CM Yogi Adityanath’s name, asking the protesters to get a written order from him stating that the BJP workers were exempted from police checking.

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    abhinav
    Jul 3, 2017 at 1:41 pm
    she is not the only one , there are more than 2 HUNDRED police officials who have transferred.
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      Ravinder Nath Babbar
      Jul 3, 2017 at 6:48 am
      Message for yogi ji if a honest police has got punished it also a failure of government no different from. Akhilesh Jo under who's rule few good police officer also got published
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        varun sheoran
        Jul 2, 2017 at 9:06 pm
        This is reason why India is not progressing , few uneducated and mindless people control system . Once in power all politicians are same , big promises but 2 implementation. Politicians are not wrong but we intelligent people hardly have choice. Adityanath this is what we elected you for? SHAME ON US :(
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          Amit
          Jul 2, 2017 at 8:52 pm
          She is one of the 234 officers, whose transfer has been ordered. By not mentioning the complete story. You guys are giving her undue attention and trying to malign current government. Also in SP's government DSP level post was sold for around 30 -40 lakhs. Check if she is one of those...
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            Punekar
            Jul 2, 2017 at 9:03 pm
            According to reports, BJP city president Mukesh Bhardwaj has accepted that the officer was transferred to “keep the pride of party workers intact”. And the fact that you allege she got the DSP by bribing says it all.
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              Ravinder Nath Babbar
              Jul 3, 2017 at 6:50 am
              If this the case ,which I wish should. Be. Then media person should be sent to jail for giving wrong information and spreading rumours.
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              Vipin Tokish
              Jul 2, 2017 at 8:21 pm
              What a common people can do in this situation. The police officer slapped the people's bring out there key from the vehicle. A person didn't wear halmet you can fine him but it is not there right to slapped him. Where a common people should go to get his/her right. If go to court there is also common people punished to fine. Common people always in there grips.
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                Punekar
                Jul 2, 2017 at 9:19 pm
                Can you translate "I don't know" to Hindi? Say that to a group of illiterate Villagers and imagine what they would think about your knowledge of English. Ms Thakur did not slap the person but charged him a fine of Rs 200. Jurmaana lagaane ko English mey kehtey hain "slap a fine". Kissi ko thappad nahin mara gaaya yaahan.
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                Chavan
                Jul 2, 2017 at 8:20 pm
                Shrestha Thakur has Kshatriya blood.CM has proved that he has Sadhu Blood stead of encouraging her to eradicate huliganism/goondaism from UP,he transferred her.It is shame to UP and India.all political parties are alike whether congress,SP,BJP.they are progenies of same father but different mothers.
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                  atul rajput
                  Jul 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm
                  That's how things are done in UP, no matter which party is in power. Those who expect yogi to bring a huge change and those who think that so called secular governments were doing wonders here, both are either prejudiced or naive. Most people in UP, especially influential people, are just power hungry. Others mostly follow them like sheep. Very few really want anything to change, so nothing will.
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                    Harmanjit Singh
                    Jul 2, 2017 at 6:44 pm
                    As usual, a well educated and genuine officer loosing respect under uneducated and corrupt leaders. No matter it was bsp or bjp or congress. Same happened with IPS kiran bedi. They dont have any right to do there job due to political pressure. Not only in up but in whole country. God bless this country.
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