BJP MLA Rajesh Misra’s daughter and her husband are making headlines since last week. The buzz started to happen on social media when the couple released a video wherein they expressed they are under threat from her father. On Monday, The couple got abducted at gunpoint by armed men from outside the Allahabad High Court; they went there to seek protection.
The issue became concerning as they expressed her father isn’t accepting her decision of marrying an inter-cast man. This led to several headlines in a row. The update has it from the eyewitnesses who reported that the incident took place at 8.30 in the morning. According to them, the young couple was seen waiting outside the gate number 3 of court, early in the day when a black SUV came and pulled in the couple at gunpoint. The incident took place hours before the hearing in court.
The SUV carried the registration number UP80, which pertains to Agra district. People who saw the car carefully said that ‘Chairman’ was written on the rear of the vehicle.
The Police initiated the scanning of CCTV footage for the checking of the vehicle said the officials. However, the reports are yet to come.
The kidnapping came on the same day when one of their friend’s, who helped them in eloping, was arrested in connection with a case in 2018. This friend is also said to be a close aide of the BJP MLA father.
The controversy over Sakshi’s marriage to Ajitesh on July 4 at the famous Ram Janki temple here had taken a new turn on July 12, after the priest of the temple denied solemnifying the marriage. The Allahabad High Court had fixed Monday for hearing a petition filed by the couple, who feared threat to their lives from Misra which resulted in eloping and them hiding till they receive final protection.
IANS’s report from the field tells that Ajitesh Kumar’s Father Harish Kumar had no idea about the whereabouts of the couple and that he and his family have also left Bareilly for having the same level of fear to their lives.
Special Superintendent of Police Bareilly Muniraj said that he did not know the location of the couple, but if they informed him about their whereabouts, he would provide security to them.
BJP MLA Rajesh Misra on Thursday said that his daughter was an adult and free to make her own decisions. He denied having threatened her with dreadful consequences. He said he was concerned about the age difference between the couple and also the boy not having any proper employment.
The BJP, meanwhile, chose to remain tight-lipped on the raging controversy.