Rabri Devi’s security personnel allegedly manhandled by police outside her residence
Patna, Jan 21 (IANS) A team of Patna Police allegedly manhandled the guards of former CM Rabri Devi outside her residence, claimed her security personnel. The alleged incident happened on Thursday outside Devi’s official residence at 10 Circular Road.
As per the claims of the security personnel, some job aspirants and party MLAs and MLCs came to the residence to meet Rabri Devi and Tejashwi Yadav.
At the same time, a team of Patna’s Secretariat police reached there and forcibly tried to evict them.
“Some job aspirants and party workers were scheduled to meet to Rabri Devi and Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday. They were standing inside the barricading. Still, an ASI-rank officer along with some police personnel tried to disperse them,” claimed a security official. “When we objected to the actions of Patna Police, they threatened us and used abusive language against us including women security personnel,” he further claimed.
RJD state spokesperson Chitranjan Gagan told IANS that a meeting of MLAs and MLCs was scheduled at the former CM’s residence. “Hence, it is obvious that a gathering would take place but they were not disrupting traffic movement,” Gagan said. “People who are not satisfied with current government generally come here in expectation of getting their their problems addressed,” added Gagan.
“As mass leaders, everyone comes there in expectation of get their grievances resolved. The Patna police officer claimed only those who did not get appointments were being dispersed. I want to ask the police about how they knew who had got an appointment and who didn’t. This action of Patna police is completely unacceptable,” Gagan said.
When contacted, a police officer said that those dispersed were unnecessaryily standing there, causing traffic disruptions. “We are removing only those persons who did not have appointments,” he said.
A couple of days ago, the police had initiated a baton charge on Teacher Eligibility Test qualified job aspirants. Since than, a large number of them had assembled at Eco Park, near Rabri Devi’s residence, demanding jobs.