Raipur Police of Chhattisgarh said that Kalicharan Maharaj has been arrested from near Khajuraho city of Madhya Pradesh. During his speech at the two-day ‘Dharma Sansad’ program in Raipur on December 26, Kalicharan Maharaj had allegedly made derogatory remarks against the Father of the Nation and praised his assassin Nathuram Godse.
Raipur District Superintendent of Police Prashant Agarwal said on Thursday that the Raipur Police arrested Kalicharan Maharaj in the early hours. They have been arrested from a rented house near Bageshwar Dham, about 25 km from Khajuraho city of Madhya Pradesh.
Agarwal told that Kalicharan Maharaj would be brought to Raipur by road by evening.
Raipur Police have arrested Kalicharan Maharaj from Madhya Pradesh’s Khajuraho for alleged inflammatory speech derogating Mahatma Gandhi at ‘Dharam Sansad’. A police team is taking him to Chhattisgarh’s Raipur from Madhya Pradesh.
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– ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2021
According to India Today, teams of Chhattisgarh Police were sent to Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh to arrest Kalicharan Maharaj after the Chhattisgarh Police registered an FIR against him.
Meanwhile, the Madhya Pradesh government said that the Congress government of Chhattisgarh has violated the inter-state protocol by arresting Kalicharan Maharaj without informing the Madhya Pradesh Police. Madhya Pradesh DGP has spoken to Chhattisgarh DGP and has sought clarification by registering an objection on the process of arrest.
Chhattisgarh’s Congress govt has violated the interstate protocols by arresting Kalicharan Maharaj without informing Madhya Pradesh police. MP DGP instructed to speak to Chhattisgarh DGP to register objection on the procedure of arrest& seek clarification: Madhya Pradesh govt
– ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2021
A case was registered against Kalicharan on December 26 for abusing Mahatma Gandhi in the Parliament of Religions held at Ravanabhatha Maidan in Raipur.
On the last day of the Parliament of Religions late in the evening of 26 December, Kalicharan allegedly used abusive words for Mahatma Gandhi and praised his assassin Nathuram Godse.
Not only this, he had told the people that to protect religion, a fanatical Hindu leader should be elected as the head of the government.
The leaders of the ruling party Congress in Chhattisgarh had expressed displeasure over the remarks of Kalicharan Maharaj. The issue was also raised in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, where the Shiv Sena-led government had assured action against Kalicharan.
On the complaint of Congress leader Pramod Dubey, the police filed a complaint against Kalicharan Maharaj under Indian Penal Code sections 505(2) (statements provoking or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between different classes) and 294 (obscene acts) at Tikrapara police station in the city. ) was registered under
In this connection, a case has been registered against the Hindu religious guru in Akola, Maharashtra on December 27 against Kalicharan.
After the case was registered against him in Raipur, Kalicharan had justified his comments by releasing a video and said that he has no remorse for it.
In the video, Kalicharan had said, ‘There has been an FIR against me for abusing Gandhi. I have no remorse for that.’ He had said, ‘I do not consider Gandhi the father of the nation. If the punishment for speaking the truth is death, then it is acceptable.
Meanwhile, Pune Police has registered a case against Kalicharan Maharaj, right-wing leader Milind Ekbote and four others for making inflammatory speeches and hurting religious sentiments during an event organized there.
Milind Ekbote is an accused in the 2018 violence in Koregaon-Bhima of Pune district. He was arrested for making provocative speeches before the bicentenary celebrations of the Battle of Bhima-Koregaon.
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