MP Cong Leader Booked for Remarks Against CM Chauhan Granted Bail
INDORE: Cong leader Chandrashekar Patel who issued ‘lewd’ comments on the chief minister while addressing party workers during a protest is granted bail by a local court in Indore on Saturday.
Patel was arrested on Friday night following a complaint by Asish Dinesh a resident of Meghdhoot Nagar. Subsequently a case was filed under sections 294,314 and 505 of IPC against the former president of the Indore unit of Congress Seva Dal in the Hiranagar and Pardeshipura PS. It is worth noting that multiple cases have been filed against Patel for land fraud, murders, and arson previously.
Meanwhile, a separate FIR was registered against Leader of Opposition in the local civic body Chintu Chouksey and other Congress leaders who participated in the protest at Sathya Sai square under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code, a police official said.
The FIR alleged that prior permission was not taken from the administration for the protest and it resulted in traffic jams causing inconvenience to the general public, the official said.
The matter surfaced after a video of the rally where Chandrashekar Patel is allegedly seen issuing derogatory remarks against the CM of the state.
BJP workers held a protest at the police headquarters in Indore demanding Patel’s arrest.Indore BJP chief Gaurav Randive said Patel’s statement reflected the “mental bankruptcy” of the Congress and he had insulted the entire state by using abusive language against the chief minister.