Manoj Sharma is a hit on the internet after throwing slipper at Suresh Kalmadi. Earlier, he attacked SDM in Gwalior with dagger for asking bribe. According to Manoj, he is on mission against corruption.
He wanted to hit slipper on Kalmadi’s face but he missed and was overpowered by security personnel present at the Patiala House Court complex. Speaking to MiD DAY at the Parliament Street Police Station in the Capital, he said that he had planned to thrash the former CWG OC chief with an iron rod, but because of heavy security he decided to chuck his footwear.
Manoj told MiD DAY he had reached Patiala House Court at around 10 am and had been waiting for Kalmadi’s arrival. “I wanted to hit him in the face. I hate him since he has been involved in corruption cases. It is my ill luck that he escaped my aim. I am a messenger of God, and I am here to punish corrupt people,” said Sharma. Asked whether he will try again he said, “Sure I will and this time he will not escape. I will thrash him.”
Manoj Sharma said that he has read much about Utsav Sharma, who attacked Rajesh Talwar and SPS Rathore, and is sympathetic towards him. “He is also a crusader like me. He is punishing the guilty of society and I will punish the most corrupt ministers,” he added. However, Manoj said that he has not met Utsav. He said the same thing to the police during interrogation.
Manoj appeared disgruntled at the way he had been treated by the police. “I missed and was overpowered by the cops. I was taken to an isolated place for the interrogation. I answered all questions of the officials. I only have one grudge against the police that they did not give me my slipper back during interrogation. It was returned to me after six hours,” he said.
Manoj said that three years ago he had contested the Lok Sabha elections independently. “I got around 2500 votes and will again contest the election the next time,” he said.
Manoj Sharma completed his LLB from Gwalior after his BCom and then got his accreditation from Gwalior Bar Association. He said that he had been a typist there and used to sell stamp paper when he happened to meet an SDM who was ‘corrupt’. “He was demanding bribe from me to sell stamp paper while I had refused. When he did not rectify himself I planned to teach him a lesson. I managed to arrange a butcher knife. He again came and demanded bribe and I again refused. He tore my stamp paper and registers. In a fit of rage I fished out the dagger and slit his throat. He did not die and I was arrested under attempt to murder charges. This was the reason the Bar Association cancelled my licence. Since then I have decided to teach all corrupt persons a lesson,” he added.
Manoj has been living in Geeta Colony area in the Capital along with his mother Vidya Devi and brother Rajeev. According to police he also has a house in Gwalior and keeps shuttling between the two cities. Manoj also has three children who are currently studying in Gwalior.