The Uttar Pradesh unit of BJP Thursday filed a police complaint and demanded the registration of FIRs against administrative and police officials responsible for the lathicharge on party workers during a dharna outside Vidhan Bhawan on Wednesday.
The complaint was filed by UP BJP vice-president Ram Naresh Rawat, who had sustained a head injury in the lathicharge and is admitted in a hospital.
“I have named Harzartganj Circle Officer, the local SHO, the district magistrate and the SSP in the complaint, saying that the lathicharge was done on their directive. If the matter is probed fairly, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and the DGP will also be named in the FIR on charges of conspiracy because police assaulted BJP workers on their directives,” said Rawat, a Dalit. He alleged that police officials made casteist remarks against him.
State BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya said the lathicharge on party workers was pre-planned by the Chief Minister.