Karan Mishra, Gwalior: In Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, Congress staged a sit-in under the Gandhi statue in connection with the arrest of State General Secretary of Congress Sunil Sharma in the Hazira vegetable market case. At the same time, he tried to burn the effigies of State Energy Minister Pradyuman Singh Tomar and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan coming from the assembly constituency.
But SI Deepak Gautam, who was stopping the burning of the effigy, got seriously burnt. In a hurry, the policemen took off their burnt clothes and immediately sent them to the private hospital. When the SI got burnt, other policemen got angry and they lathi-charged the Congressmen.
According to SP Amit Sanghi, the whole incident is of Phulbagh intersection, where petrol was used to burn the effigy and suddenly some protesters threw more burnt effigies at the SI. In such a situation, the SI is undergoing treatment in a private hospital and his statement is being recorded by the magistrate, on the basis of which a case will be registered against the accused.
At the same time, Gwalior Collector has also shown a strict stand on this matter, he says that such incidents cannot be tolerated whoever is guilty. If necessary, action like Rasuka will also be taken against the culprits.
It is worth noting that the Hazira vegetable market was completely vandalized by the JCB on Monday by the administration. During this, Congress state general secretary Sunil Sharma was arrested by the police along with vegetable vendors who were opposing this action. This protest has been going on continuously for the last 17 days.
This is the reason that on the arrest of Sunil Sharma, there was a sit-in demonstration under the Gandhi statue and this incident happened during the burning of the effigy. At present, Sunil Sharma has not been released from police custody, while on the other hand SI Deepak Gautam’s condition is said to be out of danger and he is being treated at a private hospital. But in view of the situation, the police administration has been deployed outside the Hazira vegetable market so that the situation does not become more tense.
first published:Jan. 31, 2022, 8:36 p.m.