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Wednesday, 01 April 2020 7.35 AM IST

Allegations put forth by Priyanka Gandhi are untrue, was heckled when I enquired where Priyanka Gandhi was heading: Woman police official


LUCKNOW: The woman police official who was fleet in-charge of Priyanka Gandhi's convoy here on Saturday said that she was "heckled" when she went to enquire where Priyanka Gandhi was heading as "she suddenly changed her itinerary".

She said that the allegations put forth by Priyanka Gandhi that she was strangulated are "untrue".

"I was her fleet in-charge and this is not true. At 4.30 I got information that she will leave the party office for Kaul house. The arrangements were made accordingly and she came out of the party office and convoy proceeded towards the destination. The portion of the front convoy took the turn while she moved straight," said Archana Singh.

Darapuri is a former IPS officer, who was arrested during anti-CAA protests.

"I wanted to enquire where she wants to go so that security arrangements can be made accordingly. She is under categorized protection and it's not safe for her to move as such. However, party workers refused to tell anything and Priyanka Gandhi stepped out of the car and started walking," she said.

"Meanwhile I was heckled and I fell on the ground. She sat on a scooter and neither she nor the scooter driver was wearing the helmet. When she was told that it's not right to ride without a helmet she walked her way to the residence of SR Darapuri," said Archana Singh.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday alleged that she was strangulated by a UP policewoman while on her way to meet the family of former IPS officer SR Darapuri and was also pushed due to which she fell down.

"UP police stopped me while I was going to meet the family of Darapuriji. A policewoman strangulated and manhandled me. They surrounded me while I was going on a party worker's two-wheeler, after which I walked to reach there," said Priyanka Gandhi.

"I was walking (after the car was stopped). I was surrounded, strangulated. They pushed a woman police person. I fell down. They stopped me and then I went on a scooter of a party worker," she said. Gandhi said she walked to reach Darapuri's home.

Lucknow SSP Kalanidhi Naithini said that area in-charge, Archana Singh has presented a report to Additional Superintendent in which she said that allegations of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra being strangulated and heckled were "untrue".He said Singh has presented a report to Additional Superintendent of Police where she has mentioned that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's car "was not moving in the scheduled route rather a different route".

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