"I did not abuse the Chandigarh police through my post on Facebook. Being an educated and responsible citizen, I only tried to highlight the plight of a common man," asserted Henna Bakshi, recipient of national bravery award and daughter of an army officer. Henna was booked on
Friday for using abusive language in her posts on UT traffic police's Facebook page.
A perusal of her post revealed that she had not abused the police directly, but used some words to which the police took offence. All she wished to do was to air her feelings after her Tata Safari car got stolen on August 11 night from Sector 18 and the police allegedly did not make enough efforts to trace it.
Alleging harassment by the Chandigarh police at the time of registering her complaint on August 11, Henna said: "I just questioned the police if they were doing anything to recover my stolen car. I kept calling the police officials in sector 19 for the next four days but nobody entertained my complaint."
Equally distressed at the turn of events, Henna's father, Col P Bakshi, said: "I interacted with the cops and they even assured to look into the matter. But, I am shocked over the turnaround in booking my daughter for her comments. She was indeed upset, but I asked her to calm down. My children are more important to me than materialistic things. In any case, Henna hasn't posted any comments on Facebook for 25 days."
SSP Naunihal Singh wasn't available for comments in spite of repeated attempts.