Param Vir Chakra recipient termed ‘threat to peace’ in UP

Red-faced administration hurriedly reviews action, withdraws notices served to Kargil hero.

Written by Mohd Faisal Fareed | Lucknow | Published: August 21, 2014 1:24:01 am

Fearing breach of  peace in his village, Kargil hero and Paramvir Chakra recipient Subedar Yogendra Yadav has been — “mistakenly”— bound down under sections 107/116 of the CrPC by the Bulandshahr police. He has even been served notices to be present before the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) court on August 22 in Bulandshahr.

When the word about action against Yogendra reached Lucknow, the Bulandshahr district administration quickly reviewed its action and claims to have withdrawn the notices served to Yogendra since January this year.  Yogendra is from Aurangabad Ahir village under Gulawti police station in Bulandshahr district.

“I had met the Station Officer (SO) of Gulawti police station. He told me my name has been included by mistake by the previous SO and it will be removed. Nothing was done and I received fresh summons in July,” said Yogendra.

Police has initiated action over a land dispute between Yogendra’s family and his relatives in the village. The case is related to land consolidation in the village and the dispute is pending with Settlement Officer Consolidation (SOC) in Bulandshahr district.

Police fearing breach of peace had bound down Yogendra’s family members and his relatives under section 107/116 CrPC.  Besides Yogendra, his brother Jitendra who is posted as Naib Subedar at Kapurthala, another brother Devendra Yadav and his relative Rambal Singh Yadav were also bound down under section 107/116 CrPC.

“When they had taken action, I was on duty and my brother was in Kapurthala. I had told this fact to the DM Bulandshahr. All I got was assurance,” Yogendra said.

He said the first summons was received by him in January when he had gone to meet his family. The second summons was sent in July and he came to know about it when he reached home for a day to meet his family members before leaving for the Kargil victory function.  Yogendra and his brothers need to present themselves before the SDM court on August 22 and sign an undertaking that they will not breach peace.

DM Bulandshahr Nidhi Kesarwani said the police took preventive steps after a complaint against Yogendra and his brothers was given at a police station from his family members over a land dispute.

“Since the allegations were of criminal nature, police had sent the report to the SDM court from where a notice was served to him for representing his facts. Now, we have reviewed and withdrawn the notice served to Yogendra,” Kesarwani stated.

Yadav, who is currently posted at Bareilly as a trainer, won Paramvir Chakra, the highest gallantry award, for his heroism during the Kargil war.

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