Amethi, Union minister and MP from Amethi, Smriti Irani, on Wednesday evening, chided the district magistrate of Amethi for misbehaving with the brother of a slain Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker.
The brother of the slain worker, Sunil Singh, is a PCS officer. A video of the District Magistrate Prashant Sharma holding Sunil Singh by the collar had gone viral on the social media, after which the Union Minister tweeted: “Vinaysheel evam samvedansheel banein hum, yahi prayaas hona chahiye. Janata ke hum sevak hain, shaasak nahi (We should always try to be humble and caring. We are here to serve people not to rule.)” She tagged the district magistrate in her tweet.
Prashant Sharma, a 2012 batch IAS officer, had entered into a verbal duel with Sunil Singh, a PCS trainee officer, brother of BJP worker Vijay Kumar Singh alias Sonu, who had been shot dead in Amethi on Tuesday evening over extortion.
Sunil was protesting against the delay in postmortem and arrest of Sonu’s killers when the district magistrate shoved him and held him by his collar.
“The district’s most senior officer is standing here. Can you show me if that man has a firearm?” Sharma is seen asking Sunil...