Raipur police have booked Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel’s 75-year-old father for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the Brahmin community.
Police registered an FIR at DD Nagar police station late on Saturday night against Baghe’s father Nand Kumar Baghel based on a complaint filed by the ‘Sarv Brahmin Samaj’, said an official.
The case was registered under Sections 153-A of and 505(1)(b) of the IPC, he said.
The outfit in its complaint alleged that the CM’s father recently made an appeal to people to boycott Brahmins by terming them as foreigners, and also asked people to not let them enter their villages, the official said.
It also accused Nand Kumar Baghel of making derogatory comments against Lord Ram, he said.
The organization also said a video of the purported comments of the CM’s father was available on social media platforms, he added.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel underscored that law is supreme and his government stands for all.
“No one is above the law, even if that person is my 86-year-old father. The Chhattisgarh government respects every religion, sect, community and their feelings. The comment against a particular community by my father, Nand Kumar Baghel, has disturbed the communal peace. I am also saddened by his statement,” said Chief Minister Baghel.