Uttarakhand CM orders arrest of 57 years old school principal for 'showing disrespect'
New Delhi : In shocking news, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat on Thursday afternoon ordered the police to arrest a 57-year-old school principal for showing disrespect. The CM immediately ordered her suspension during a Janata Darbar session in Dehradun after the 57-year-old allegedly used insulting language and showed roughness in front of Rawat, asking her transfer from a remote location.
Uttara Bahuguna (57), principal of a government primary school in Naugaon area of Uttarkashi district, visited the Janata Darbar session and requested Rawat that she be transferred from the remote location. She said that she has been posted in such locations for the last 25 years.
When CM disapproved her request, Bahuguna started arguing with him. Rawat lost his temper and shouted into the microphone: “Suspend karo ise abhi (Suspend her immediately). Take her into police custody.”
A video of the incident went viral on social media which shows Bahuguna leaving the Janata Darbar heaving abuses at the Chief Minister before being taken into custody under Section 151 of the CrPC. She was then released on Thursday evening.
After the video being share on social media, Rawat is facing criticism for losing his control over his anger. Uttarakhand Congress leaders object to the Chief Minister’s “rude behaviour, and lack of patience”.
After the incident, Rawat said that request for transfers must not be addressed in a platform which is meant for hearing public grievances. “All transfers of government employees will be done under the state’s Transfer Act,” Rawat said. He said that suspension orders were issued for Bahuguna for “showing disrespect and using abusive language” during the Janata Darbar.
Speaking to media after the incident, Bahuguna said, “I have no problem in doing my job, but I’ve been posted in remote areas for 25 years. Before the Uttarkashi village, I was posted in a remote area in Uttarkashi district’s Chinyalisaur. My husband used to take care of my two children, but after his death in August last year there is no one to take care of my children. Also, I am too old to work in remote areas.”