Ex-Chhattisgarh CM’s son Abhishek Singh and several VHP members booked for rioting

During the violence that broke out in Chhattisgarh’s Kabirdham after a dispute between two parties, a large rally was taken out in the city under the leadership of the son of former Chhatisgarh Raman Singh and BJP MP Santosh Pandey, in which controversial slogans were raised.

After the video of this rally went viral on Friday, questions are being raised about the role of former BJP MP Abhishek Singh in this controversy.

Meanwhile, the district administration has registered a case against 16 leaders of BJP and Vishwa Hindu Parishad, including BJP MP Santosh Pandey and former MLA Motiram Chandravanshi, besides Abhishek Singh.

According to the local police, since October 3, 5 different cases have been registered, in which 93 people have also been arrested. A case has been registered against them under sections 147, 148, 149, 153(a), 188, 295, 332, 353, 109 and section 3 of damage to public property of the Indian Penal Code.

Curfew in district headquarters after violence
Abhishek Singh is the son of former Chief Minister of the state Raman Singh and Kabirdham is his home district. But in the last election, the Bharatiya Janata Party had to face a one-sided defeat in the home district.

Mohammad Akbar of Congress party was elected MLA from this area by making the record of victory with the highest margin of votes in the state. Mohammad Akbar is currently the state’s Forest Minister.

According to the police, on Tuesday, violent mobs had attacked several houses and raised slogans by besieging the shrines. Following the violence in the city, curfew was imposed in the district headquarters and internet services were suspended.

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After several videos of violence surfaced, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has directed the police to make the videos of violence in the city public and take legal action against those who appeared in them.

He said, “I have directed that the truth should be brought to the fore and I have asked ADG Vivekananda ji to make a press conference about it and make the people of the entire state aware of it.”

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