Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party today accused
police of using drain water to disperse its party workers
during the Bharat bandh agitation in protest against fuel
An SP delegation, led by Leader of Opposition in the
state Assembly Shivpal Yadav and state president Akhilesh
Yadav, met Uttar Pradesh Governor B L Joshi and demanded
action against officers responsible for the "inhumane" act.
"During the protest on July 5, police did not only resort
to barbaric batoncharge, but also used dirty and stinking
drain water in cannons on the party workers," Shivpal alleged.
Party workers who were detained were not even allowed to
change their clothes for five hours as a result of which many
activists suffered from skin problems, he told reporters.
"To apprise the Governor of the inhumane methods to
suppress political adversaries, a delegation of SP leaders met
him and submitted a memorandum demanding stern action against
the officers responsible," Shivpal said.
SP in the memorandum has also accused state government of
patronising criminals and failing to check "deteriorating" law
and order situation.
"The Governor has ensured us to enquire into the incident
and take action," SP state president said.