Surat, July 16
Woman police constable Sunita Yadav, who had a confrontation with a minister’s son over lockdown violation which led to his arrest right here in Gujarat, claimed she has resigned from service.
Prakash Kanani, the son of Gujarat Minister of State for Health Kumar Kanani, and his two mates had been arrested on Sunday for allegedly violating the lockdown and night time curfew orders in Surat, a COVID-19 hotspot, a senior police official earlier mentioned.
Yadav, who’s being hailed on social media for taking motion in opposition to the minister’s son, advised information channels on Wednesday that she had put in her papers.
“I have resigned because I did not receive support from my superior officers. I was only doing my duty as a constable. It’s the fault of our system that these people (like the minister’s son) think they are VVIPs (very very important persons),” she mentioned.
However, a senior police official right here denied that she has resigned.
“She has not given her resignation. The inquiry is still on and technically she cannot resign at this juncture,” Surat Police Commissioner R B Brahmbhatt mentioned.
Yadav’s motion had led to the registration of an FIR and arrest of Prakash Kanani and two of his mates for alleged violation of lockdown and curfew norms in Surat metropolis.
The arrests got here after a video of a heated change between them and Yadav, who pulled up the trio for violation of curfew, surfaced on social media. The trio was later launched on bail.
Since the incident, Yadav is being hailed on social media.
While some social media customers referred to as her “Lady Singham” (referring to the robust cop within the Hindi movie “Singham”), some steered she contest the 2022 state Assembly polls in opposition to Kumar Kanani, who represents Varachha constituency in Surat district.
#i_support_sunita_yadav” started to development on Twitter after the information of the confrontation unfold. PTI