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BJP youth leader arrested for allegedly assaulting woman police officer in MP

The incident happened when Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha’s town unit president Munendra Singh and his friend, who were on a motorcycle, were stopped by Lidhora police station officer during a checking of vehicles.

india Updated: Jul 03, 2018 18:27 IST
Anupam Pateriya
Anupam Pateriya
Hindustan Times, Sagar
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha,Bharatiya Janata Party,Tikamgarh
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader Munendra Singh arrested in Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh for allegedly assaulting a woman police officer. (Representative Image/Himanshu Vyas\ Hindustan times)

A leader of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has been arrested in Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh for allegedly assaulting a woman police officer and tearing her uniform, officials said on Tuesday.

Tikamgarh’s superintendent of police Kumar Prateek said that the incident happened when BJYM’s town unit president Munendra Singh and Pankaj, who were on a motorcycle, were stopped by Lidhora police station officer Anumeha Dubey during a checking of vehicles.

An argument started between Dubey and Singh, who has criminal records against him at Lidhora and other police stations, after which the accused allegedly assaulted and tore her uniform.

Sources said Dubey knew Singh had hit a girl with his motorcycle and that the argument between them started over the issue.

Senior police officials rushed to the spot with a force and Singh was arrested while his friend escaped. Cases under several sections of the Indian Penal Code were lodged against both the accused.

First Published: Jul 03, 2018 18:26 IST