AMAR SINGH, the protector, has been discharging his duties efficiently. Ask Jayaprada (47), the Samajwadi Party candidate from Rampur who has been under constant attack from party colleague and SP general secretary Azam Khan. But Singh, the advisor, is redoubtable after he advised Jayaprada to commit suicide if she lost the Lok Sabha election.
The Rampur police on Tuesday instituted an inquiry against the 53-year-old SP leader close to Bollywood stars for instigating Jayaprada to kill herself.
Rampur superintendent of police Joyti Narayan told Hindustan Times over the phone that he had received a complaint against Singh in which the complainant (a supporter of Azam Khan) said that the SP leader tried to instigate Jayaprada to commit suicide while addressing a rally on Sunday.
Singh had told the gathering that the party opponents (Azam Khan) had heaped all types of insults on Jayaprada and if she lost the poll she would commit suicide.
Narayan said he has directed a deputy SP to probe the matter and also collect the CD of the rally before a first-information report (FIR) is registered.
Meanwhile, Jaya Prada, whose hotel room was raided on Monday night, has accused the district administration of harassing her with frequent searches.
Surrounded by political enemies within and outside the party, Jayaprada on Wednesday told journalists in Rampur that state government has been regularly harassing her. She said Monday night's raids at her rooms in Modi Hotel were part of the plan. She also held the Congress responsible for this.
However Narayan said Election Commission observer S.P. Singh had conducted the search on Monday night to ensure that no outsider had stayed back after campaigning had ended on Monday evening. City magistrate Rajesh Rai dismissed it as a routine check.