The Uttar Pradesh Police mentioned its personnel had been deployed outdoors the house of Ajay Kumar Lallu on the directions of the Jhansi district Justice of the Peace
File photograph of Ajay Kumar Lallu. PTI
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu Sunday alleged the state authorities has deployed armed police outdoors his residence right here to cease him from going to Jhansi, a day after he was arrested briefly by the state police for taking out a march allegedly with out permission.
He accused the BJP-led authorities of “muzzling” the voice of fact and making an attempt to halt democratic protests.
The police mentioned the pressure has been deployed outdoors Lallu’s residence as they obtained a “message from the District Magistrate of Jhansi that Ajay Kumar Lallu should not be allowed to come to Jhansi”.
Lallu and over 50 occasion staff had been arrested in Lalitpur on Saturday after they tried to take out the Gai Bachao, Kisan Bachao (save cow, save farers)’ march with out permission, however had been launched after a number of hours, police had mentioned.
The Congress had additionally alleged Saturday that Lallu was untraceable for a while after his arrest.
Lallu informed PTI on Sunday, “Yesterday, I was arrested in Lalitpur, and then released. However, the police took me to Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh, and when my not reaching Lucknow started trending on Twitter, I was brought to Lucknow in a hurried manner. I reached my residence in Lucknow at 2.00 am.”
He additionally mentioned, “Today (Sunday), I was scheduled to go to Jhansi, but there is police deployed outside my house.”
“This undemocratic (BJP) government is hell-bent on unleashing atrocities. It wants to muzzle our voices. I have brought the ashes of cows from Lalitpur and will immerse them in Mandakini river in Chitrakoot.”
He mentioned PAC (Provincial Armed Constabulary) personnel introduced in three vans have been deployed outdoors his residence in Lucknow.
“Why is the government afraid if we just want to save the cows and the farmers, and take out a peaceful march,” he requested.
“We cannot see cows and farmers die. The government should tell us a particular day when we can raise our voice against them and hold demonstrations,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, UP Congress spokesperson Ashok Singh mentioned, “Why it took the police so much time to bring Ajay Kumar Lallu from Jhansi to Lucknow. The police were unable to tell us the location of our leader.”
When contacted, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar, mentioned, “We have got a message from the District Magistrate of Jhansi that Ajay Kumar Lallu should not be allowed to come to Jhansi. Hence, police force has been deployed outside his residence.”
On Lallu being taken to Chhatarpur Saturday, Kumar mentioned, “It is possible that the state chief (of Congress) was taken to Chhatarpur, but he was brought to Lucknow in the night itself by a circle officer and sub-divisional magistrate.”
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