UP woman cop who stood up to BJP workers transferred
Circle Officer Shreshtha Thakur, who took to task a group of unruly BJP workers and sent five of them to jail in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr last week, has been transferred.
Currently part of the Syana circle, the 34-year-old officer has been transferred to Bahraich. Thakur is among 244 Provincial Police Service personnel to be shunted by the Yogi Adityanath government on Saturday.
Sources said that the transfer was "routine" and Thakur will join the Bahraich district police in a few days.
Reacting to the news of her transfer, Thakur wrote in a Facebook post, "Got transfer to Bahraich, it's Nepal border. Don't worry my friends, I'm happy. I accept it as a reward for my good work."
The move comes a week after a video showing Thakur standing up to local BJP workers went viral. Thakur and her team had pulled up local party leader Pramod Lodhi for not carrying proper documentation for his vehicle. He was issued a challan after which he allegedly misbehaved with cops, leading to his arrest.
When Lodhi was produced before the district court, a group of BJP workers at the scene began abusing and raising slogans against the police.
In the video, Thakur can be seen soundly telling off the arguing BJP workers.
"Even if you bring hundred more supporters, I will still not get cowed down by you. We do not stand on the road leaving our families at home in the night to have fun. We are doing our duty and then we see this kind of dharna against us," Thakur had said.
She then arrested five other BJP workers for obstructing an officer from discharging government duties. The workers also alleged that Lodhi was arrested because he refused to pay a bribe of Rs 2,000 to the cops, but Thakur had refuted the claim.