Netagiri and bhaigiri was on full display at the Park Hyatt in Banjara Hills on Sunday. Supporters of Congress MP from Secunderabad Anjan Kumar Yadav allegedly manhandled an inspector of the Uttar Pradesh Police, who was part of the visiting State Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s security and also smashed window panes of a Scorpio in his convoy. Reason: Akhilesh’s cops refused to let the MP travel in their car.
The UP team had no idea who Anjan Kumar Yadav was. Though he tried to enlighten them, they preferred not to take a chance, sources said. Anjan’s son Anil downplayed the unsavoury episode even as the police booked cases against four of their henchmen. Incidentally, the fracas unfolded right in front of Anjan and Anil Kumar Yadav.
Akhilesh Yadav, who was on a two-day visit to the city, met several politicos and attended the All India Yadav Mahasabha on Sunday. He set out from the hotel around 12.30 p.m. to the residence of Revenue Minister N Raghuveera Reddy. His convoy had three more vehicles. “The third vehicle was provided by the City Police as per protocol,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) V Satyanarayana.
The Secunderabad MP and his son arrived just as Akhilesh left and sought to get into a Scorpio provided to the UP Police. With the Chief Minister already hitting the road, the UP Police were in a hurry to join the convoy. Two inspector rank officers, Jagadeesh Yadav and Ramshiv Yadav, initially prevented Anjan Kumar Yadav from getting into their vehicle. “He, however, got into an argument with the UP police and managed to get inside. The team forced him out,” sources said. His followers couldn’t digest it and assaulted Ramshiv Yadav, and damaged window panes of the vehicle. Soon, local police brought the situation under control.
“The episode was recorded by a CCTV camera in the hotel lobby. Four were involved. The person who assaulted the inspector was clad in blue trousers and white shirt. Another damaged the vehicle,” the DCP said. Based on a complaint by Ramshiv Yadav, the police booked cases under Section 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 351 (assault) and 353 (assault to deter public servant from discharge of his duty).