Police cover for UP BJP MLA's daughter, husband after assault outside court
Allahabad : Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA’s daughter Sakshi Misra, who had alleged threat to her life from the father, and her husband Ajitesh Kumar surfaced at Allahabad high court after kidnap rumours. A group of unidentified men allegedly assaulted Ajitesh in the court premises.
The Allahabad high court ordered police protection to Sakshi (23), daughter of Rajesh Misra MLA from Bithari Chainpur in Bareilly, and Ajitesh (29). The couple had been on run since Sakshi announced marriage to Ajitesh last week.
Earlier, eyewitnesses claimed the couple was kidnapped at gunpoint by armed men from outside the Allahabad High Court, where they had gone to seek protection, according to news agency IANS.
Later, police probe revealed that another young couple, who had come to the Allahabad High Court to seek protection after marriage, were kidnapped at gunpoint. “Abductors were armed,” Additional Director General of Prayagraj SN Sabat said. The couple was later rescued by police in Fatehpur and the abductors were nabbed, police said, according to ANI.
Last week, Sakshi had uploaded a video on social media claiming that she and her husband are facing life threat from her politician father.
Kumar also spoke, in the video, of the alleged goons following them, “We managed a narrow escape this morning after a group people landed at the hotel we were staying in.”
He alleged that Sakshi’s family was out to kill them for ‘honour’ as he was from a Dalit family.