The Bulandshahar district police have booked BJP MP Bhola Singh and some party leaders after they allegedly broke walls in the DM Colony where people have been restricting the movement of people for a long time.
SP (City) Dr Praveen Ranjan Singh said a case under sections 147,148,323,506 of the IPC and damage to property had been registered against Singh, Himanshu Mittal, Laxminath and 50 other unknown persons.
Angered by the action, the MP has declared to return his security on Monday. In a letter to Bulandshahar SSP, the MP said he needed no security and was therefore returning all security personnel deputed for him.
Party leaders have also approached the BJP superiors for their support and intervention, briefing them about the incident.
On Sunday, MP Bhola Singh, BJP district president Himanshu Mittal, former district youth wing president Lakshminath and their supporters had broken five out of the seven walls in the DM Colony in Bulandshahar. These walls were constructed at different points over the years badly affecting the movement of local residents. This had enraged the people who have been maintaining pressure on the BJP rank and files in Bulandshahr for action.
The police have however taken.a serious note of the matter saying it could affect the security in the colony where a majority of officers are residing. District Magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha has directed ADM (Administration) Arvind Kumar Mishra to investigate the matter under the purview of law. Orders to reconstruct the walls have also been given.
In his statement, Himanshu Mittal claimed that local residents were facing great problems due to these walls as their movement was restricted and they had to take a long route to reach their destinations around there which was otherwise much shorter.
They had been demanding removal of these walls for a long time, said Mittal, adding that they appealed to officials many times to remove these walls but their demand was not paid heed to. Mittal said the matter had been reported to senior leaders and the organisation.