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Officials behaved in `undignified` manner: Amar Singh

Last Updated: Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 19:03

Lucknow: Former SP leader Amar Singh on Sunday said officials involved in alleged removal of red beacon from SP MP Jaya Prada`s vehicle had behaved in "undignified" manner and demanded suspension of the concerned traffic official.

"Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) Kaushalendra Yadav behaved in an undignified manner in the presence of Azam Khan," Singh told reporters here.

He demanded that action should be taken against the ARTO within three days and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav should suspend him.

Singh also dared the chief minister to sack Urban Development Minister Azam Khan, as, according to him, the officials had "misbehaved" in Khan`s presence.

"CM Akhilesh Yadav has sacked minister Raja Ram Pandey, does he have the courage to sack Azam Khan in whose presence the officer misbehaved," he said.

Singh dared the government to punish Prada if she had committed a crime.
"The vehicle should have been caught while it was on the road. If red beacon light is a crime, then Jaya Prada should get punishment for that...The government should take action under relevant sections of the IPC," he said.

Singh said strict action should be taken against the concerned officials for unauthorised entry in the house of a woman and an MP.

"If no action is taken within three days, then Jaya Prada will approach National Commission for Women and on the basis of new law would also move the High Court," he said. She would also approach Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and move a privilege motion.

Singh said Prada should meet BSP supremo Mayawati, as being a "victim of SP hooliganism", she would understand her plight.

He alleged that Prada was being punished for standing with him. "I am not suggesting her to join any specific party, but she should find a platform immediately which should support her in fight for honour," he said.

In Rampur, Prada had yesterday said the beacon of her vehicle was forcibly removed by some government officials. She had claimed a group of about two dozen officials, including policemen, were present during the procedure at her home.

The action came close on the heels of a police raid at her hotel room on March 3 in the district. Police had said the raid was conducted on suspicion that she was carrying huge sum of money to distribute among voters.


First Published: Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 19:02

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