CISF Constable, Who Slapped Kangana Ranaut At Chandigarh Airport, Arrested


The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) constable who allegedly slapped actor and BJP MP-elect Kangana Ranaut during security check at the Chandigarh airport has been arrested, reports said on Friday.

Ranaut said she was hit in the face and abused by Kulwinder Kaur, the CISF constable, during the security check two days after she was won from the Mandi Lok Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh.

Constable Kulwinder Kaur was upset with Kangana Ranaut over her remarks on the farmers’ protests in 2020 against the three farm laws passed by the Centre.

Following the incident at the constable was suspended and an FIR was lodged against her, as per officials. The CISF had also ordered a court of inquiry into the incident.

In a video statement titled ‘Shocking rise in terror and violence in Punjab’ posted on X after she landed in Delhi, Kangana said she was safe and fine.

Ranaut said she had been getting a lot of calls from the media and her well-wishers. The constable, she said, came towards her from the side. 

“She hit me in the face and started abusing me. I asked her why she did it and she said she supports the farmer protests. I am safe but my concern is that terrorism is increasing in Punjab… How do we handle that?” she said.

Another video doing viral on social media showed Kulwinder Kaur talking to people presumably after the incident.

“Kangana made a statement that farmers were protesting in Delhi because they were paid Rs 100 or Rs 200. At the time, my mother was one of the protesters,” Kaur said in the purported video.

Kaur joined the CISF in 2009 and has been with the aviation security group of the force at the Chandigarh airport since 2021. She has had no vigilance inquiry or punishment against her in the force till now, the officials said, adding her husband too is posted at the same airport. 

Terming the incident a serious matter, National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma called for serious action and said the panel had taken up the matter with the CISF.

“Those responsible for security at airport  are themselves breaching security,” she said in a post on X.

Leader of the opposition and former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur termed incident very unfortunate and condemned it.

“Such behaviour with an elected representative by security personnel at the airport is very unfortunate and calls for action,” he told PTI.

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