Maharashtra vitality minister Nitin Raut, who was detained by Uttar Pradesh Police and stopped from visiting Basgaon in Azamgarh the place a Dalit Pradhan was killed allegedly by higher caste villagers, mentioned he was dissatisfied on the unprofessional conduct of Uttar Pradesh Police. Earlier than returning to Mumbai, he mentioned he would return to convey his condolences to the bereaved household and categorical his solidarity.
Raut, who can be the chairman of the division of Scheduled Castes within the Congress, mentioned he had adopted the protocol and knowledgeable UP Authorities that he could be visiting Basgaon. However after he landed in Varanasi and left for Azamgarh, he was stopped by the police.
NCRB knowledge exhibits a 47% enhance in atrocities towards Dalits in Uttar Pradesh, identified the Maharashtra minister, including, “there’s full lawlessness in Uttar Pradesh, the place no one is protected however the police are being deployed to stop elected representatives from doing their work.
“Though I’m a cupboard minister in Maharashtra, senior cops prevented taking my calls or converse to me. Decrease degree policemen had been impolite and threatened to escort me the place different Congress leaders had been detained,” he complained.