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‘She’s Free to Take Her Decisions’: BJP's Bareilly MLA Denies Threatening Daughter Over Marriage to Dalit

Sakshi Misra, 23, on Wednesday had warned that if anything happened to her or her husband, she would ensure her father was put behind bars.

Qazi Faraz Ahmad | News18@qazifarazahmad

Updated:July 11, 2019, 4:21 PM IST
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‘She’s Free to Take Her Decisions’: BJP's Bareilly MLA Denies Threatening Daughter Over Marriage to Dalit
Rajesh Misra , MLA from Bithari Chainpur in Bareilly.
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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator Rajesh Misra, whose daughter released a video accusing him of issuing threats and a witch-hunt after she married a Dalit man, on Thursday said his daughter Sakshi is an adult and is free to marry the person of her choice.

Misra alias Pappu Bhartaul, MLA from Bithari Chainpur in Bareilly, said he has not issued any threats and Sakshi is free to take her life decisions.

“The stories being run by the media are incorrect. My daughter is an adult and she is free to take her life decisions. No one from our family has issued any kind of threat. We are busy with the membership drive of the party. I wish her happiness wherever she is,” the BJP lawmaker said and also issued a clarification on his letterhead in the matter.

On Wednesday, 23-year-old Sakshi had uploaded a video on social media and said she has married Ajitesh Kumar 29, last week. Sakshi and her husband have asked the Allahabad High Court for police protection.

In another video, Sakshi alleged there is a threat to her life from her father, brother and an associate, and urged the Bareilly senior superintendent of police to provide security. She also warned that if anything happens to her or her husband, she would ensure her father was put behind bars.

Sakshi has also appealed to the MPs and MLAs of Bareilly to not help her father, alleging that he and others are out to “eliminate” her.

RK Pandey, deputy inspector general, said he is aware of the video messages and has asked the SSP to extend security to the couple, but the girl has not disclosed her location yet.

"We have have seen the video posted by the couple on social media. If they write to us asking for security, we will certainly provide it to them," said Bareilly SSP Muniraj G.

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