This took place as the Chief Minister’s father was produced before a local court in Raipur.
Raipur: Nand Kumar Baghel, the father of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, was arrested on Tuesday and sent to judicial detention for 15 days for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the Brahmin community.
This took place as the chief minister’s father was being brought before a local court in Raipur.
“He was taken into custody. He will be presented in court again on September 21. As per his instructions, I did not file a bail application today, ”Nand Kumar Baghel’s lawyer Gajendra Sonkar said, ANI reported.
Earlier on Saturday, Raipur police registered an FIR against Nand Kumar Baghel following a complaint filed by “Sarv Brahmin Samaj”.
An official said the case was registered under Articles 153-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (fostering enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language) and 505 (1) (b) (with intent to cause, or likely to cause, fear or alarm in the public, or in any part of the public by which any person may be induced to commit an offense against state or against public tranquility), PTI reported.
The official further stated that “Sarv Brahmin Samaj” in his complaint alleged that the chief minister’s father recently called on the population to boycott the Brahmins as foreigners and also called on the population not to do so. let enter their villages.
He added that the outfit also accused Nand Kumar Baghel of asking the population to “expel” the Brahmins from the country.
Police say the chief minister’s father made the remarks while addressing an event in Uttar Pradesh recently.
The chief minister previously said in a statement that he was saddened by his father’s comments.
“The remarks made by my father Nand Kumar Baghel against a specific class caught my attention. The comments hurt the feelings of the class as well as social harmony and I am sorry too, ”he said in a statement released by the state’s public relations department.
Claiming that “everyone is equal before my government,” he said he had learned through social media and other platforms that action against Nand Kumar Baghel would not be taken because he is the minister’s father chief.
“Everyone knows my ideological differences with my father. Our political thoughts and beliefs are very different. I respect him as his son, but as CM I cannot forgive him for such mistakes which disturb public order, ”he said, adding that proper legal action will be taken by the police. in this regard.
The chief minister further stated that his government respects every religion, caste, and community and their feelings, and gives equal importance to each.