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BJP MP Rekha Verma Booked for Allegedly Slapping Constable in UP

The constable, Shyam Singh accused Verma of slapping, using abusive language and threatening to kill him.

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In yet another shocking incident of abuse of power, BJP MP Rekha Verma on Sunday, 9 June, allegedly slapped an on-duty police constable in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri District, reported ANI.

The constable, Shyam Singh accused Verma of slapping, using abusive language and threatening to kill him when he was on escort duty on Sunday night, according to The Times of India.

“She passed insulting remarks at me, slapped me without a reason and immediately left the spot. I’ve filed a complaint against her. I hope to get justice”
Shyam Singh, Police Constable

As per reports, the BJP leader purportedly assaulted the constable as she lost her cool when he failed to follow her instructions.

‘Allegations are Politically Motivated’: Rekha Verma

Singh has filed a complaint against Verma at Mohammadi police station and an FIR was registered against the MP.

Kheri SSP Poonam told The Times of India, “We have registered an FIR against parliamentarian Rekha Verma at Mohammadi police station after receiving a complaint from constable Shyam Singh, who was on her escort duty. The complaint was registered after a preliminary investigation.”

Although SSP Poonam assured Singh that action would be taken against the MP, the constable said he was still scared of her and threatened to commit suicide if no FIR was filed against Verma.

However, the BJP MP has refuted the allegations and claimed that the controversy was politically motivated. Verma said she scolded the constable for indecent behaviour, but dismissed allegations of slapping him, according to Dainik Jagran.

(With inputs from The Times of India, ANI and Dainik Jagran.)

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