Guwahati: Sunita Yadav, a woman police constable in Gujarat resigned after she was threatened by a state minister's son and his friends when she found them breaking night curfew rules and not wearing masks at her checkpoint. When she called her superior, he tried to sweep the matter under the rug at which Sunita -- fed up with the system -- resigned for her job.
In an audio clip that went viral, Gujarat Health Minister Kumar Kanani's son Prakash can be heard bragging about his "power" to the female constable. Following an argument, Sunita Yadav called her superior, who asked her to leave the spot.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (Special Branch) PL Chaudhary confirmed that the incident allegedly took place around 10.30 at Mangadh Chowk in Surat on Wednesday night. Chaudhary said that the audio clip came to the notice of Surat Police Commissioner R B Brahmbhatt and he has asked ACP (A-Division) CK Patel to conduct an inquiry into the matter, based on which action will be taken. In the audio, the men can be heard telling the constable that they have the power to make her stand at the same spot for 24 hours, to which the constable fires back by saying she is not their slave.
Based on the audio, it can then be surmised that she calls up her superior officer to inform that when she stopped 5 persons who were roaming around in a car without wearing masks after 10 pm, they called Prakash, the son of Minister Kanani. When Prakash arrived on the spot, the gang of men abused her, Yadav said.
When Sunita Yadav called up the inspector at Varachha police station where she was posted, hee superior allegedly ordered her to leave the point. Kumar Kanani, the Varachha Road MLA has claimed that his son was en route to the hospital as his father-in-law, infected with the COVID-19, has turned critical when he was stopped by constable Yadav. Kanani says that "both sides should have tried to understand each other better."