Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan govt turns up heat after RSS man’s arrest, transfers top cops

BJP government in Madhya Pradesh has turned up the heat on police in Balaghat after a team from the district’s Baihar station, led by a Muslim officer, arrested an RSS pracharak.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Baihar | Published:October 3, 2016 1:54 am
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chouhan, Madhya Pradesh, madhya pradesh rss, bjp madhya pradesh, bjp, rss, madhya pradesh news, idnia news A rally outside the Baihar SDM office. (Source: Express photo by Milind Ghatwai)

A FLURRY of probes, transfers — including those of an IG and an SP on Sunday — and FIRs registered on serious charges such as attempt-to-murder and robbery against at least seven policemen who are absconding. The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh has turned up the heat on police in Balaghat after a team from the district’s Baihar station, led by a Muslim officer, arrested an RSS pracharak and allegedly assaulted him on September 25 over a purported anti-Islam post on social media.

The incident has also led to a political storm within the BJP that even overshadowed the ruling party’s state executive meet in Gwalior three days ago. While RSS zilla pracharak Suresh Yadav is recuperating at a private hospital in Jabalpur, the government on Sunday transferred IG (Balaghat Range) D C Sagar and SP Asit Yadav. Four other officers not connected to the case were also transferred as part of the reshuffle.

FIRs have been registered against additional SP Rajesh Sharma, Baihar station in-charge Zia-ul-Haque, sub-inspector Anil Ajmeria, assistant sub-inspector Suresh Vijaywar, and constables Abhay Singh, Dharmendra Tembhre and Kunjbihari Sharma under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder), 392 (robbery), 147 (rioting), 323 (causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), sections 294 (obscene acts) and 452 (house trespass). All of them are absconding, said police, adding that the robbery charge pertains to Yadav’s mobile phone having been taken as evidence.

According to sources, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was in the UK when the police arrested Yadav, has been under severe pressure from within the party to take action. More so, after his rival and BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya asked how the administration could “beat a pracharak” inside an RSS office “in our government’’.

Chouhan has since sought sensitivity on the part of police and praised RSS pracharaks and “their sacrifices for the nation”. Home Minister Bhupendra Singh has contacted Yadav in hospital and said the police would now be introduced to RSS functionaries in their respective areas, before clarifying that he meant “social workers’’.

A day before his transfer, IG Sagar said a special investigation team has been formed to handle the case. Meanwhile, the political turmoil within the BJP has led to two MLAs being served showcause notices for seeking the removal of Agriculture Minister Gaurishankar Bisen, an MLA from Balaghat, for failing to stop the action against Yadav.

A few days ago, Yadav had posted a WhatsApp message on Hinduism and Hindu gods, recalling the riots in Godhra, Meerut and Muzaffanagar; warning Akbaruddin Owaisi, the brother of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, for his hate speeches; and, ridiculing “secular eunuchs’’.

Following a complaint lodged by local Muslim youths, Baihar police moved to arrest Yadav after registering a case of hurting religious sentiment and promoting enmity on grounds of religion for the “anti-Islam post”.

Baihar station in-charge Haque had told The Indian Express at the time that he had kept his seniors in the loop about the arrest. He was accompanied by the additional SP when the police team went to take Yadav in custody, said police.

In their complaints and memoranda, the RSS functionaries described those who complained against Yadav’s post as “anti-socials’’ and alleged that some of them joined police in assaulting the pracharak. Local police, however, had a different account of the incident. “Yadav misbehaved with the police team, pushed them and refused to come out. At the station, he kicked an officer and ran away. He is an accused, how else do you deal with someone who refuses to cooperate?’’ said a head constable at the Baihar station.

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    Athony
    Oct 3, 2016 at 1:57 am
    Are you mental ?
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      Pre Sphinx
      Oct 3, 2016 at 2:06 am
      I m frm balaghat rss made mountain of mole rat the SP IG AND even police officers were good man the rss pracharak is some kind of goonda ,he run frm police station when he was brought there when police caught him there was small skrimish b/w them ,now with no or little injury he is sitting in hospital and enjoying while the officer who done there duty as per law are running like thief ,this is our great country india,and we want to become super power when officers cant do there duty properly
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        stranger
        Oct 3, 2016 at 1:13 am
        why the freedom of speech applicable for anti-india and anti-hindu propaa doesn't apply to anti-islam debates.
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          rak g
          Oct 3, 2016 at 7:42 am
          unfortunately when our hero dies your heroes celibrate, hijis deaths cal for laddus according to your logic, that shows it all. those who are not with you then they are all pigs, s, antinationals, secualr unuchs...
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            rak g
            Oct 3, 2016 at 7:43 am
            you are a real namak h@ram of india.
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              khaja
              Oct 3, 2016 at 6:36 am
              Good governance, Death bell started ringing for this so called Patriots and their organization. People will chase and kick them not only in elections also their survival will be the question mark, that's what the situation turns it seems...
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                shiv
                Oct 16, 2016 at 2:13 pm
                ambedkar
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                  shiv
                  Oct 16, 2016 at 2:12 pm
                  did dalit embeddable mentioned manhandled in consution.
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                    shiv
                    Oct 16, 2016 at 2:16 pm
                    praveen nahi tu katela Muhammad mother hai tu
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                      mumbikar
                      Oct 3, 2016 at 2:05 am
                      rss sacrificed for the country ? is chouhan gone mad ? send the RSS to the border to fight, see how fast they run away, just like they did during our freedom struggle . they are just losers !!! our country going just backwards, with communal forces from all castes and religion, than we have s for CM's and uneducated lawmakers, starting from the top. now new fashion, ask for quota's!!!!!! coming from all sides, everyday !!!!
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                        P Balu
                        Oct 3, 2016 at 5:45 am
                        Shivraj Singh Chouhan.the man behind the worst ever scam in the world in which there were a huge number of victims , in fact, the w state barring the perpetrators. And the worst thing is that he is still the CM after all this. I worry seriously for the Indian democracy. All bad Hindus are in RSS and thus in BJP.
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                          PRAVIN S
                          Oct 3, 2016 at 6:35 am
                          RSS nathram killed hi in muslim attire – to cause hindu muslim riotslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Savarkar written opology letter to british for his release was under house arrest – vir bhagat singh embraced death lt;br/gt;Savarkar was behind parion lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Bajpayee british informer one krantikari was caught by his tip in kanpur lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;RSS outfits sanathan – akolkar ( declared absconder ) tawde patil Sameer gaikwad – involved in dabholkar pansare kalburge murders – now on run lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;RSS emanad – confessed to magistrate that with RSS knowledge he bombedlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;RSS Pragya pandey – already in jail bail denied 100 times – lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Sanathan RSS offshoot - col purohit beaten by HEMANT KARKARE ( A patriot ) – laptops seized with 27 clips of direct evidence ( is the reason was eliminated by same people )lt;br/gt;Asaram – jail , vedio clip surfaced seen molesting girl ( made by his own personal secretary ) – was reason for rejecting bail – modi seen with asaramlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;moonje – met Mussolini – for fascism lessons lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;goa blast samjhauta blast Malegaon nandeed blast – same people involved lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;so many RS SS people killed during making and transferring bombs lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;now namorugnas / Feku bhakts will start abusing – B # @ $ # tu gaddar hai , mulla hai , deshdrohi hai Sonia aur , M # @ $ % # # kejri ka kutta hai – carry on …………..
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                            Rahul
                            Oct 3, 2016 at 7:17 am
                            Yawn...
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                              Rahul
                              Oct 3, 2016 at 7:17 am
                              people? unfortunately for you, s have no vote in India.
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                                Nastik
                                Oct 3, 2016 at 6:25 am
                                RSS cader have license to abuse, thrash, insult the those oppose them for questioning their doings. Police was working as per law. Now w MP govt is behind that arrogant unsocial pracharak. Shame!!
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                                  rightam
                                  Oct 3, 2016 at 9:05 am
                                  All Murders and rapist and terrorist has one thin common They all heve neme Mohemed either first middle or Last .Today they are killing in Afghanistan tomorrow in Aleppo and one day they will come to convert you if ur not already converted none of the above are appropriate for you you are serving your master that is real Slave not Namak hram and neither Bhakat not Gaddar you are real servant not Kejri Ka Kuta but real pet not going to carry on I think this would have made you happy -): Smile now got some thing for u to be proud
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                                    rightam
                                    Oct 3, 2016 at 9:14 am
                                    Do you have only one hero what about Bhagat Singh Chandershekhar, Subhash. Can u please tell why Subhash Bose was not allowed to function as INC president though elected by then Congress . Anti national are those who are against Nation not some Social or religious body . You may be anti that social organization and anti that religion which is clear from u r statement . By the way only those people call for Laddus whose family members were butchered in stan due to stupide decision of parion
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                                      rosan
                                      Oct 3, 2016 at 7:05 am
                                      Rss man can do anything in the country because they following their own consution written by Rss-bjp. They are true nationalists of India. Cops are fake nationalists because cops following the consution which written by Ambedkar. So we have to follow the consution of Rss-bjp if want to live in India
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                                        sahil
                                        Oct 3, 2016 at 5:53 am
                                        it shows all the BJP governments are run from jhandelwalan.
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                                          Sabir
                                          Oct 3, 2016 at 8:16 am
                                          Exposing Bhagwa face the so-called apolitical and social organization, the political establishment gets alert and throttles the upright officers who dare unveiling of them
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                                            George
                                            Oct 3, 2016 at 2:23 am
                                            So this is a sign of things to come. You can't touch an RSS member! If there is a hate speech law, please apply it to all. RSS hate speech is not less an evil. If you understand this only, we can make India great.
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