Three days ago, Minister Arvind Bhadoriya, who had attended a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chouhan, had tested positive. The previous day, Bhadoriya had travelled with the Chief Minister to Lucknow to attend the funeral of late Governor Lalji Tandon.
In April 2019, Agrawal joined the Congress in the presence of then Congress Lok Sabha member from Guna Jyotiraditya Scindia. However, on Thursday, Agrawal again joined the Congress saying he had not formally joined Congress in 2019.
The victim, who worked as domestic help, told the police that the sub-inspector had been raping her for a year. He allegedly threatened to book her in a false case of jewellery theft if she disclosed the abuse to anyone.
Within hours of the 5.35-minute video going viral on social media on July 18, the state government had transferred IPS officer V Madhu Kumar, the transport commissioner, to the police headquarters late that night.
The oath to 84 Congress legislators was administered by former tribal minister Omkar Singh Markam in the presence of Pradesh Congress Committee chief and former chief minister Kamal Nath, at whose residence the meeting was held.
Seeking a response by July 20, District Collector Kumar Purushottam has also enclosed with the notice 16 criminal cases lodged against the former BSP councilor between 1993 and 2019, including murder, attempt to murder, dacoity attempt and criminal intimidation.
Revenue and Transport Minister Govind Singh Rajput referred to an old video of Kumar, who was the then Inspector General (Ujjain Range), which surfaced. The video showed the officer accepting envelopes but did not know what's inside the envelops, the minister said.
Nepanagar MLA Savitri Kasdekar resigned in the afternoon and her resignation was immediately accepted by pro tem speaker Rameshwar Sharma. Few hours later, she took membership of the BJP in the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and party president V D Sharma.
Videos of the policemen raining blows on Shishupal and his mother Geeta had led to widespread outrage. On Thursday, the state government suspended six policemen. A day earlier, it had transferred the District Collector and the Superintendent of Police.
A photograph of the children of Rajkumar Ahirwar and wife Savitri, who are stable, crying next to their unconscious mother on Tuesday, and a video showing police beating up Ahirwar’s younger brother had gone viral.
Police have also arrested a 21-year-old woman associate of Pyare Miyan (68), who has been bringing out the Afkar daily from Bhopal for the last many years. Police searched for him in Bhopal and Indore and have announced a reward for any information on him.