A woman constable in Gujarat's Surat, who had confronted state Health Minister Kumar Kanani's son for violating coronavirus lockdown rules, has resigned reportedly after being 'punished' with a transfer. Constable Sunita Yadav was posted at a check post in Surat when she stopped Prakash Kanani's friends around 10.30 pm on Wednesday. They had allegedly violated lockdown rules and threatened Yadav.

On being stopped by the constable, Prakash Kanani's friends called him on spot. In a video clip of the incident, the minister's son is heard saying that he has the power to "make her stand at the same place for 365 days". Yadav, however, stood tall against the powerful minister's son and said that she was not a slave of anybody.

Surat Commissioner of Police R.B. Brahmbhatt on Saturday ordered an inquiry into the incident, after the constable alleged that she was threatened by some men when she stopped them during the night curfew.

Accused arrested, released on bail

The son of a Gujarat Minister and his two friends were arrested in the case but released soon after on bail. Assistant Commissioner of Police, A-Division, C.K. Patel said that Prakash Kanani and two of his friends were arrested under IPC Sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269, 270 (negligent and malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), and 144 (abettor present when offence committed).

(With PTI inputs)

Posted By: Shashikant Sharma