In Uttar Pradesh, real heroes aren’t rewarded. Instead, they’re punished for simply doing their job. Policewoman Shrestha Thakur, who made headlines last week after she stood up to BJP leaders at Syana in Bulandshahar district, has been transferred to Bahraich district on Saturday. 

She was transferred along with a few other deputy superintendents, reports The Indian Express.

Thakur had sent five BJP workers to jail on Friday, June 21, for ‘obstruction of duty’. She had earlier fined the party’s district-level officer Pramod Lodhi Rs 200 for not carrying driving documents and not wearing a helmet, and later arrested him for misbehaving with the police.

However, instead of lauding her brave stance of maintaining law and order in the state, the Yogi Adityanath government instead transferred her. 

The move came after a meeting of a delegation of BJP’s 11 MLAs and MP with chief minister Adityanath over the issue, reports the Hindustan Times

It also states that BJP city president Mukesh Bhardwaj accepted that the officer was transferred to “keep the pride of party workers intact”. He also accused Thakur of using foul language against the chief minister and the party.

Is this how UP awards its officers for doing a job well?