GG News Bureau
Jaunpur, 12th Sept. Former Uttar Pradesh DGP Jagmohan Yadav has been charged with thrashing and threatening a village head, police said on Tuesday.
A clip of the incident went viral on social media.
Yadav, an IPS officer from the 1983 batch, was the director general of police from December 31, 2014 till December 31, 2015.
Atar Singh, the Circle Officer (CO) of Machhlishahr, stated that residents of Tarhati village had filed a complaint stating that Yadav and his family members had grabbed different plots of public land in the village.
A police team accompanied by revenue department officials and the consolidation officer went to the village on Monday afternoon to probe the complaint. While the villagers were sharing their grievances with the probe team, Yadav came there and had a scuffle with village head Chandresh Gupta, the CO said.
Police personnel present on the spot had a tough time pacifying the two sides. The sub-divisional magistrate of Machhlishahr also reached the spot after being informed about the incident.
Later on Monday evening, on the basis of a fresh complaint lodged by Gupta, an FIR was registered against Yadav under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Mungrabadshahpur police station, Singh said.