Unruly scenes were witnessed at a police station in Lakhimpur Kheri on Friday night as local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and workers allegedly barged into its premises and freed their colleague detained for “misbehaviour” with police, but the party denied charges it got him released forcibly.

BJP MLA Lokendra Pratap Singh, who also went to the Mohammadi Police Station, rejected allegations that his party’s Yuva Morcha worker Shibbu Singh was detained for harassment, as claimed in some media reports, which were tweeted by Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

“I will quit as MLA if eve-teasing charges (sic) against Shibbu Singh are established. But, if such charges are found baseless, then those levelling false allegations must tender an apology,” he told PTI over phone.

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