A sticky wicket of being questioned back or lack of knowledge can be the only two probable explanations to the reaction of a lawmaker to a district police chief!
Haryana’s flamboyant health minister Anil Vij on Friday got involved in a heated exchange of words with a woman district police chief and stormed out of a meeting after the cop “refused” to follow his “order” to leave.
During a meeting of the District Grievances and Public Relations Committee, the Haryana Health Minister questioned Superintendent of Police (Fatehabad District) Sangeeta Kalia over steps taken by the police to check the multiple illegal sale points of liquor that had come up in villages in the district.
When the officer replied that as many as 2,500 cases had been registered under the Excise Act in the last 10 months, which was a “record”, the minister countered that the police wasn’t doing enough.
The minister went a step further in accusing the police of being hand in glove with the liquor mafia. The SP, incensed, replied that it was the government which issued license for the sale of alcohol.
Now enraged, the minister asked the SP to leave the meeting room, but the officer refused to do so.
Immediately, the minister himself walked out of the meeting. All BJP workers and committee members followed suit.
The officer, refusing to comment on the incident, said everything happened before media and that she would not like to add. The minister had raised the issue after receiving several complaints about rampant illicit liquor trade in Fatehabad district.
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