Srinagar: Police have filed a case against National Panthers Party leader Harsh Dev Singh after he abused and misbehaved with the district police chief in Udhampur.
On Monday morning, Singh along with his party supporters barged into the office of District Commissioner Udhampur where a meeting for Independence Day preparations was underway. A video circulated on social media showed Singh repeatedly shouting in a threatening tone at the Senior Superintendent of Police Udhampur, Rayees Mohammad Bhat, in front of District Commissioner Ravinder Kumar, prompting him to interrupt but to no avail.
Singh kept pointing fingers and shouting at the top of his voice at Bhat. Notably, mobile phones are not allowed in the office of the district commissioner and Section 144, which prevents assembly of more than three people, stands already imposed in the office premises.
A senior police officer said that a case has been filed against Singh on charges of misbehaving with officials and obstructing government officials from discharging their duties.
Meanwhile, Singh in a statement claimed that his party has filed an FIR against the SSP Udhampur for “manhandling” of a female party activist by a police officer on the directions of senior government officials.
A police spokesperson refuted Singh’s claim of filing an FIR against the SSP. “No such FIR has been lodged, nor any complaint has been received (from Singh),” the spokesperson said. “No kind of manhandling or misdeamenour as alleged has taken place at all, either against any lady or gentleman. Such mischievous propaganda is squarely denied and rebutted.”
Repeated attempts to contact Singh proved unsuccessful.