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'My mother was at farmers' protest...,' says security officer who slapped Kangana Ranaut
In image Kanaga Ranaut & CISF officer/ courtesy: Videograbs from X

'My mother was at farmers' protest...,' says security officer who slapped Kangana Ranaut

| @indiablooms | 06 Jun 2024, 08:48 pm

Chandigarh/IBNS: Kulwinder Kaur, the security officer who allegedly slapped Kangana Ranaut at Chandigarh airport, said she was triggered by an old remark by the actor-turned-politician about the farmers' protest.

"She gave a statement... that farmers are sitting there for ₹ 100. Will she go and sit there? My mother was sitting there and protesting when she gave this statement..." Kaur was quoted as saying in media reports.

The security officer has been suspended and faces a police case.

She said she had reacted to Kangana Ranaut - who won Himachal Pradesh's Mandi seat and was going to Delhi - of "disrespecting farmers".

After reaching Delhi, the BJP MP-elect raged about "terrorism rising in Punjab".

"The incident happened at the security check-in. The woman guard waited for me to cross. She then came and hit me... started throwing expletives. I asked (her) why she hit me. She said, 'I support farmers'. I am safe... but my concern is terrorism is rising in Punjab. How do we handle that?" she said in her message.

Kangna alleged that a CISF security official at Chandigarh Airport slapped her when she was proceeding to board the flight to reach New Delhi.

"I am safe," she later said, adding that one should take it seriously for the rise in terror and violence in Punjab.

Viral mobile video footage shows Kangana escorted to a check-in counter and, when she reaches it, a verbal spat breaks out. The video does not show her being slapped.

Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini said an inquiry is underway. "... action will be taken against the accused. It is sad a person involved in security is involved in this. Whatever happened was wrong..."

Kaur, a Constable in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was referring to a crude and widely criticised jibe by Kangana which she posted on X in 2020 during the height of a nationwide protest by farmers against three farm laws passed, under contentious circumstances, by the Centre.

In a social media post, the actor had tweeted about an elderly woman seen at one of the protests and said she was "available for Rs. 100". She was forced to delete the tweet after public outrage.

Kangana won the Lok Sabha polls on debut from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi seat beating Congress rival Vikramaditya Singh, by a margin of  74,755 votes.

She dedicated her strong performance in the national polls to the people of Mandi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 

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