90-year-old booked for black marketing, thanks to Uttar Pradesh police

According to reports, Ram Kumari, a resident of Binwar in Hamirpur, was accused of selling kerosene in the black market.

Published: 29th July 2017 01:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2017 01:00 AM   |  A+A-


For representational purposes | File Photo

Express News Service

LUCKNOW: Ram Kumari, 90, can barely walk but has been booked by Hamirpur police for selling kerosene in the black market. The incident came to light after the elderly woman and her kin sat on a dharna in front of the collectorate to protest the police action against the nonagenarian on Thursday.

According to reports, Ram Kumari, a resident of Binwar in Hamirpur, was accused of selling kerosene in the black market.

During a raid in Binwar a few days ago, a team of district officials and local police seized a tanker containing 9,800 litres of kerosene. The tanker owner and driver, however, fled the site.

Cops later grilled over half-a-dozen locals including Ram Kumari and booked them all on charges for the same, sources said. The tanker was seized from the spot just next to Ram Kumari’s house.

According to sources, the cops after naming her in the FIR, went to her house to take her into custody. Her family, however, resisted the move and a scuffle ensued between both parties. Later villagers also joined Ram Kumari’s kin and sent the police team.

Police filed a false case against her and are now asking us to hand her over to them. How can a person who can’t even walk properly and has literally no sight indulge in black marketing?” asked a relative.

While Ram Kumar’s kin and other villagers demanded the district authorities to drop her name from the FIR, SHO Amit Trivedi of Kotwali police station claimed that her name would certainly be struck off if she was found innocent.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp