Vidhan Parishad SP member Shailendra Singh today put the government in a fix by demanding action against Sultanpur superintendent of police Ajay Kumar Singh and accused him of creating a reign of terror. Intervening in a debate over the admissibility of BSP-sponsored adjournment motion over attack on Sultanpur police, the SP member defended the party MLA Chandra Bhadra Singh who is accused in the case.
He said that the SP had even registered an FIR against the MLA. Demanding probe by DIG Faizabad into the case, Singh said action should be taken against the police-officer. Shailendra Singh said he had a CD to prove the case against the police chief. A stunned leader of the House and Minister Ahmad Hasan made desperate attempt to extricate himself from the tricky situation. Hasan said that FIR against the SP had given enough indication that the government would not spare anybody in maintaining law and order.
Tabling the motion KK Gautam (BSP) said the SP MLA’s brother Yashbhadra Singh raided the Korebhar police station on August 24 and got some accused freed from police custody. He said that they also beat up the policemen.However, Shailendra Singh admitted that some people were freed from the custody but they were handed over to the police. Rejecting the motion, Sukhram Singh Yadav said that ruling would be given after watching the CD.
Action against MLA assured
The government today assured Vidhan Sabha members that strict action would be taken against a ruling party MLA, who allegedly raided a police station in Sultanpur with his armed supporters and forcibly freed an accused from the lock up after mercilessly beating up the cops on duty. An inquiry was on and action would be initiated only after the government received the report.
Raising the issue through an adjournment notice, Swami Prasad Maurya said the law and order had collapsed as the police station was virtually taken over by the MLA and his supporters on the intervening night of August 24/25.