FIR filed against BJP leader Sonali Phogat after she hits govt official with slipper in Haryana | Watch Video
New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: A purported video of Haryana BJP leader and TikTok star, Sonali Phogat beating a district‘s agricultural market committee official with a slipper after accusing him of having made some indecent remarks against her, has been doing rounds of internet since Friday.
In the viral video, the BJP leader from Hisar’s Adampur area is seen slapping the agricultural market committee official, identified as Sultan Singh. Later in the video she can be seen hitting him with her slipper in full public view, while he pleaded to stop.
The video came to light after Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala shared the controversial clip on his Twitter handle. While sharing the clip, he launched an attack on the Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana government.
खट्टर सरकार के नेताओं के घटिया कारनामे!
मार्किट कमेटी सचिव को जानवरों की तरह पीट रही हैं आदमपुर, हिसार की भाजपा नेत्री।
क्या सरकारी नौकरी करना अब अपराध है?
क्या खट्टर साहेब कार्यवाही करेंगे?
क्या मीडिया अब भी चुप रहेगा? pic.twitter.com/2K1aHbFo5l
June 5, 2020
Soon after the incident took place, Sultan Singh lodged an FIR against the BJP leader and denied making any indecent remarks against her. Singh also accused Sonali Phogat of beating him under ‘misconception’ that he didn’t supported her during the assembly elections.
Meanwhile, Sonali Phogat, as quoted by news agency PTI, said that Sultan Singh passed indecent and derogatory remarks against her and another woman minister in Haryana, when she had gone to meet the market committee officials on Friday to air some grievance of farmers.
Phogat said when an official was showing her a place in the Balsamand area of Hisar district where a shed for farmers was to come up, he began passing “indecent and derogatory remarks against her”.
Market committee secretary Sultan Singh, however, rubbished the charges levelled against him by Phogat. He said on her asking he went to Balsamand, where some of her supporters too arrived in three or four cars.
“I explained in detail some concerns she had about crop procurement process. When she was asking me about the shed, she took me aside and she asked me why had I opposed her in the assembly polls which she fought from Adampur.
“When I tried to clarify that she was under some misconception, she asked her supporters to shoot her video. And then she slapped me and began hitting me with her slipper. I did not make any indecent or any objectionable remarks against her or anyone else,” said Sultan Singh.
Meanwhile, Hisar's Superintendent of Police Ganga Ram Punia told reporters that police have received a written complaint from the market committee official in which he has alleged that he was beaten by Phogat, who also obstructed an official from performing his duty. “Whatever action is required to be taken as per law, we will take,” the SP said.
(With PTI Inputs)
Posted By: Talib Khan