The Minister’s son Prakash Kanani, and his friends had an argument with Sunita Yadav, who pointed out that they were out during curfew hours without masks
SURAT| A woman constable’s transfer for stopping a Gujarat MLA’s son and his two friends who were driving around in Surat during curfew hours on Wednesday has triggered a massive controversy, with the episode being seen as the police buckling under political pressure. A probe has been ordered into the incident.
The Minister of State for Health Kumar Kanani’s son Prakash Kanani, and his friends had an argument with constable Sunita Yadav, who pointed out that they were out during curfew hours and were not wearing masks.
According to the report, Ms Yadav had stopped Mr Kanani’s friends for violating the lockdown rules. They later called the MLA’s son, who arrived in his father’s car at the spot.
Alleged audio is going viral on social media in which he allegedly threatens her that he will “make you stand at the same place for 365 days”. News agency PTI reported the undeterred constable then replied that she was not their slave. Sunita Yadav was later transferred to the police headquarters.
On Sunday, Prakash Kanani and two of his friends were arrested. They were later released on bail. Surat Commissioner of Police RB Brahmbhatt on Saturday ordered an inquiry into the incident. Ms Yadav has gone on sick leave after the incident. She has not made any remark as of now.