BJP Mahila Morcha alleges manhandling by policemen during protest

Bhubaneswar: The BJP Mahila Morcha has alleged misbehavior by police citing that male police personnel were deployed instead of female cops during the protest in front of Naveen Niwas today.

According to sources, police stopped the members of the BJP Mahila Morcha at Rajmahal Square, though some of them reached Naveen Niwas by taking another route.

A few BJP women workers who reached the spot and tried to enter Naveen Niwas were stopped by police personnel leading to a scuffle.

State BJP general secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar alleged that BJP women workers and leaders were manhandled by male police personnel.

“Male police personnel manhandled the BJP women workers and leaders. It is a very serious and shameful offence. They speak about of non-violence and then behave in such violent manner” Samantsinghar said.

Refuting the charges made by BJP, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Anup Sahoo said that adequate female police personnel were deployed at the spot.

Alleging derogatory comments made by Minister Pradeep Maharathy against women, BJP Mahila Morcha had decided to meet CM Naveen to demand action against the minister.