Chhattisgarh: Raipur Police to Question Head of Congress Research Cell

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  • Team of Raipur Civil Lines police deployed to Bengaluru
  • Congress research department President Raju Gowda to be quizzed
  • Fresh notice served to Dr Raman and Sambit Patra

Raipur: After questioning Dr Raman Singh over the controversial Congress Toolkit Case, the Raipur Civil Lines police team headed to Bengaluru today.  

The team at Bengaluru will question Congress research department President Raju Gowda in the toolkit controversy. Led by additional SP (Raipur, rural), a three-member team has left for Bengaluru to interrogate Gowda about the toolkit, police said. 

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 The police had earlier registered an FIR against BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra and former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh under IPC Sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 505 (1b,c) (publishing or circulating statements or rumours conducting to public mischief), 469 (commits forgery) and 188 (for flouting orders under Epidemic Diseases Act 1897). 

Even as Patra failed to appear for questioning despite repeated notices being served, his senior colleague Dr Raman had given a written response to the queries put forth by the police officials. Patra in response to the notices had sent an email to the Raipur Police seeking a week’s time. 

“Fresh notices will be served to them as we are examining their responses and mail,” said Ajay Yadav, Raipur senior superintendent of police.  

An FIR was lodged by the state Youth Congress and the Congress students’ wing NSUI at the Civil Lines police station in Raipur on May 19 against Sambit Patra, Dr Raman, and several other BJP leaders who tried to spread communalism and violence by sharing fabricated information under the name of Congress.

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