Just hours after making headlines for a video showing IPS officer Charu Nigam getting into a heated argument with a BJP MLA in UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s hometown Gorakhpur and then becoming teary-eyed as her senior officer stood up for her, Nigam has written a very emotional Facebook post expounding on what went through her mind at the time, and thanking people for supporting her.
During the incident, which took place Monday (May 8) morning in the Kareemnagar area of the city, where some people, protesting against a liquor shop. Apparently, Circle Officer Nigam had removed some people protesting against a liquor shop. While the Police claim that the MLA was angry that the people – whom he had asked to stay put till he arrived – had been removed, Aggarwal accused the police officer of high-handedness and rejected her accusations as baseless.
In an ANI video that subsequently went viral, Aggarwal is seen shouting at Nigam. Amid the exchange of words, Nigam took out a handkerchief and wiped her tears, visuals which were captured and telecast by news channels. The police officer later accused the MLA of misbehaving and insulting her. “The MLA misbehaved with me and refused to acknowledge in full public view that he is speaking to a lady police officer,” Nigam said.