Congress leader slaps constable, complaint registered

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Dec 29 : The Himachal Pradesh Police on Friday registered a complaint against Congress leader Asha Kumari for slapping a police constable. On the basis of a complaint by constable Rajvanti, the case has been registered in Sadar Police station of Shimla under section 353 and 332 of Indian Penal Code (IPC). Constable Rajvanti said, "I was just doing my duty. Thrice she (Asha) slapped on my face. When I raised my hand for defence, she has termed that as 'slap' than I don't know the rest. I want a proper investigation in this matter as per law." The incident happened on Friday outside the venue of a review meeting conducted by Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Congress MLA Asha Kumari had an altercation with a woman constable over the entry to the venue. All of a sudden, the MLA lost her cool and slapped the constable. In a spontaneous reaction, the constable too slapped Asha, which left the MLA perturbed. Kumari has lodged a complaint against the woman constable, requesting an FIR in this regard. She said: "I was pushed, manhandled, threatened with dire consequences. I was on my official duty as such the lady constable has prevented me from discharging my public duty." Further investigation is on in the case. (ANI)
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