On charges of violating the model code of conduct and taking out a procession without prior permission,a case has been registered against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator and party candidate from Kanpur Lok Sabha,Satish Mahana.
On the charges,a case under Section 125,127
A4 of The Representation of Peoples Act was registered against Mahana in the Kotwali police station on Sunday.
The five-time legislator from Cantt Assembly seat of Kanpur has also been alleged of delivering provocative speeches during the procession.
On Mahanas return from New Delhi on Sunday morning,his camp members took out a massive procession which started from Kanpur Central Railway Station and after traversing through several areas,the procession ended at Naveen Market party office.
As people came out in large numbers on the road to congratulate Mahana for getting the party ticket for Kanpur Lok Sabha seat,the procession was halted at several locations. Making use of the opportunity,Mahana without seeking permission from district authorities delivered speeches at few locations.
Being a senior public representative who has won Assembly elections on five consecutive occasions,it was not expected from him, said Dharamveer Singh,Superintendent of Police (Kanpur East). Circle Officer of Kotwali,Laxmi Niwas Mishra said several norms were violated by Mahana during the process. The posters pasted on vehicles did not mention the name of the publisher and printer.
In addition,the procession caused traffic congestions at many places and an effort to disturb the law and order situation was made by the BJP members, said Mishra.
Mahana on the other hand termed this case as a politically motivated act.
Was Kanpur police sleeping when BSP candidate Sukhdha Mishra took out a procession on March 7, said Mahana.
The BJP candidate said that it was surprising that rules are being flexed by policemen as per their whims and fancies. It was merely a welcome given to me by my supporters and party members,and nothing was planned, he said.