Sp Chief Expels 5 Party Workers For Creating Ruckus During Pm’s Rally | Kanpur News

KANPUR: National president of the Samajwadi Party Akhilesh Yadav has expelled five party workers accused by the police of creating ruckus during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city on Tuesday.
“On the instructions of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, we have expelled Sachin Kesarwani, Akur Patel, Ankesh Yadav, Sukant Sharma and Sushil Rajput from the party for their alleged involvement in the incident that took place in Kanpur on December 28”, said a communique issued by the party’s chief spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary.N Police have arrested all five accused. Four among them–Sukant Sharma, Sachin Kesarwani, Abhishek Rawat and Nikesh Kumar–were arrested from Lucknow on Wednesday while Ankur was nabbed on late Tuesday night from the city itself.
According to the police, it came to fore during the investigation that the five SP workers along with three others were involved in creating ruckus in PM Modi’s programme in Naubasta area, and the video of the same went viral on social media. Additional police commissioner Anand Prakash Tiwari while confirming the arrest of five SP workers said, “We have recovered the car. Eight people have been identified and efforts are on to arrest the remaining three accused. The vehicle in which the vandalism took place belongs to Ankur Patel, who has been the cell secretary of the Backward Classes in the Samajwadi Party from 2019 to 2020”. At present, investigation is being done from all angles, Tiwari further said.
Police commissioner Asim Kumar Arun said, “The incident came to light in the Naubasta police station area in which some people belonging to a political party behaved indecently in the name of demonstration and vandalized a vehicle. The act is not pardonable because no one can take law in his own hands in the name of holding a demonstration. These miscreants have been identified and strict legal action will be taken against them”. According to sources a big conspiracy that was hatched to create a ruckus in PM Narendra Modi’s rally in Kanpur has been exposed on the basis of CCTV cameras and video footage. Just before the PM’s rally in Naubasta area of the city, the SP leader himself had vandalized his own vehicle by putting a poster of PM Modi and then setting it on fire. He was accompanied by seven other SP leaders, the sources further said. It is alleged that the video of vandalism and arson by the SP leaders was also made viral just before the rally.
A senior police official meanwhile said that an FIR under relevant sections of IPC has been registered at the Barra police station in the matter and investigations are on. On Tuesday, Ankur Patel, owner of the car, was arrested from the city, while on Wednesday four more accused were nabbed in this case. A video went viral on social media on Tuesday evening in which the SP workers were seen protesting and burning effigies , he said. “Two youths came out from a car which had a BJP flag and the posters of the PM and the chief minister on both the front and back. Suddenly, the protesters started pelting stones at the car. After vandalizing it, they left the spot,” he said

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