HC asks cops to provide security to Sasikala Pushpa

HC asks cops to provide security to Sasikala Pushpa

Delhi high court has ordered to give more security to MP Sasikala Pushpa in Slapgate case.

The order was passed on her plea seeking adequate protection for her and her family members on the ground that she is receiving death threats after being allegedly slapped by a party leader.

Justice Vipin Sanghi directed Delhi Police to escort her to Parliament so that she can discharge her duty safely. “Let protection be provided for safe functioning of the Member of Parliament. Police should escort the petitioner (Pushpa) while she is attending the House (Parliament),” the court said.

Delhi police met expelled Pushpa for review yesterday. After she moved Delhi high court seeking adequate police protection. Few days back Pushpa, slapped DMK MP ‘Tiruchi’ Siva as he allegedly made offensive remarks against AIADMK Party leader Jayalalithaa.

Pushpa, represented by advocate D. Abhinav Rao, asked the High Court to intervene and direct the authorities to guarantee her life and liberty as enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution.

“The petitioner is unable to perform her constitutional duty of attending the Rajya Sabha and participating in the monsoon session of the Parliament in view of the clear and present danger to her life,” the petition said.