UP cop transferred for standing up to BJP workers says she has been 'rewarded'July 03, 2017 22:34
UP police officer Shrestha Thakur, transferred out days after a war of words with a BJP leader, has said that she has been "rewarded" for doing her duty.
Thakur, who had sought to fine a BJP member in Bulandshahr, has been transferred to Bahraich as its deputy SP, a UP police spokesperson said.
"I have been rewarded," she wrote on her Facebook timeline, and though she later deleted the post, it had by then gone viral.
Media reports said the transfer decision was taken after a BJP delegation met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The local leaders reportedly urged the Uttar Pradesh government to take action against her.
Thakur, who was posted as deputy SP in Bulandshahr, was among 244 Provincial Police Officers transferred by the UP government on July 1.
The police officer hit the headlines when she had a public argument with BJP's Syana city president Mukesh Bhardwaj.