A complaint had been filed against 158 people for allegedly misbehaving with Union Minister and Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel while she was doing a road show in Pratapgarh.
“An FIR was registered against local leader Vinod Dubey and over 157 others last night for allegedly misbehaving with Patel and Apna Dal workers during their party’s roadshow,” a senior police office said.
The case has been filed at Raniganj Police Station on Sunday afternoon by Apna Dal workers, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and party MLA RK Verma.
Anupriya Patel alleged that the matter was a “conspiracy” against her by the supporters of Dubey to disturb party procession.
“I think it was a conspiracy (of ruling SP). I was not provided with security and even after complaining, the District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police did not reach the spot immediately,” she had said. She said if such was the response of the law enforcement agencies to a request by the minister, then “one could easily understand the plight of common people regarding law and order matters”, Police said.
During the rally, Apna Dal workers blocked the roads of Raebareli-Varanasi highway and sat on a dharna.