In one of many extra unbelievable scenes to emerge from the native elections held in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer was caught on digicam chasing down a TV reporter in public and beating him viciously.
Divyanshu Patel, the Chief Improvement Officer or CDO of Unnao, is accused of attacking the tv reporter as a result of he was filmed by the latter allegedly serving to kidnap native council members to cease them from voting.
The officer is but to touch upon the incident.
ये कोई गुंडा नहीं।उन्नाव के IAS सीडीओ हैं,जो एक टी वी पत्रकार को दौड़ा-दौड़ा कर पीट रहे हैं।उसका क़ुसूर सिर्फ यह था कि सीडीओ की आंख के सामने हो रही बीडीसी मेंबर्स की धर-पकड़ उसने शूट कर ली थी। pic.twitter.com/mb6suKa98w
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The video of the assault was shared broadly on social media and triggered widespread condemnation.
“We simply had a phrase with all of the journalists. We now have acquired a written criticism from the journalist who was attacked. I can guarantee you that honest motion will probably be taken within the case,” Unnao District Justice of the Peace Ravindra Kumar advised reporters.
The assault got here on a day when clashes and violence in no less than 17 districts of Uttar Pradesh marked the polling to elect block panchayat chiefs whereas the BJP claimed a “historic victory” and opposition events together with former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Occasion alleged rigging and manipulation.
There have been complaints from a number of elements of the state of the block council members who have been alleged to vote within the polls of being prevented from voting.
“Within the elections for Block Panchayat Chiefs, the BJP is successful greater than 635 seats with its allies and supporters. This quantity will enhance additional after the ultimate outcomes are out,” Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath stated at a information convention.
In one of many different movies of the violence, a senior police officer within the Etawah district was heard complaining to a senior that he was slapped by supporters of the BJP.