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UP Woman Cop Says 'Rewarded' For Acting Against BJP Workers

In a Facebook post, circle officer Shreshtha Thakur confirmed the reports of her transfer to Bahraich, which touches the Nepal border.

Qazi Faraz Ahmad | News18.com@qazifarazahmad

Updated:July 3, 2017, 9:09 PM IST
UP Woman Cop Says 'Rewarded' For Acting Against BJP Workers
The video of Circle Officer Shreshtha Thakur standing up to a group of BJP workers, who were seen arguing with her, had gone viral on social media, bringing her much praise from netizens.

Lucknow: The woman police officer, who was shunted after standing up to unruly behaviour by BJP workers, has taken the transfer order in her stride and said she sees it as a “reward for her good work.”

In a Facebook post, circle officer Shreshtha Thakur confirmed the reports of her transfer to Bahraich, which touches the Nepal border. “Got transfer to Bahraich. It’s along the Nepal border. Don’t worry my friends, I am happy… I accept it as a reward for my good work... You all are invited to Bahraich,” she wrote.

Giving things a poetic turn, she added, “Jahaan bhi jayega, roshni lutaega. Kisi chirag ka apna makaan nai hota (Wherever it is kept, it will spread its light; a lamp does not have a home of its own).”

The officer’s positive spirit has won appreciation on social media from people who had praised her bravado in dealing with bullying by a group of BJP workers, after she had arrested one party leader for riding a motorcycle without the necessary permits. She had also fined five others for obstruction of duty.

The video of the incident had gone viral. In the clip, Thakur can be seen confronting and admonishing the mob of BJP workers, who raised slogans against the police. She shut them up, accusing them of goondaism and of bringing a bad name to their party. She can be heard telling them “she will add additional sections for creating public disorder”.

“You please go and get written orders from the Chief Minister that the police have no right to check vehicles... that we can’t do our job,” she had told the leader of the mob.

Her Facebook post on her transfer has created a lot of transfer buzz as her new-found online fans offered support and wished her luck for the new posting. Many others also expressed disappointment that she was shifted.

The Yogi Adityanath government had transferred Thakur, who was posted in Bulandshahar’s Syana district, on Saturday, after local BJP leaders complained against her. A delegation of 11 MLAs and an MP reportedly had raised the issue with Yogi Adityanath.

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| Edited by: Aakarshuk Sarna
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