Case is fabricated, alleges Min's son
Patna: Arijit Shashwat, son of Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey, booked in the communal violence in Bhagalpur recently, on Monday accused the police of having registered a fabricated case against him under political pressure.
He further questioned why no action was taken, so far, against miscreants belonging to one particular community in connection with the episode.
A Bhagalpur court had issued an arrest warrant on Saturday against Shashwat and nine others named in one of the two FIRs filed in connection with the violence that broke out on March 17 wherein a number of persons, including two police personnel, were injured.
The case that has been lodged is not related to incitement of violence. Moreover, the clash that broke out was a result of the SHO of Nathnagar and the Deputy SP concerned acting as per the directions of the Bhagalpur MLA , Shashwat alleged before reporters here.
Although Shashwat did not name anybody, the Bhagalpur assembly segment is represented by Ajeet Sharma of the Congress, who won the seat in the 2015 elections, defeating Shashwat in the constituency that was his father s stronghold.
Notably, Sharma had last week moved an adjournment motion in the state assembly over the issue of Nathnagar clashes which was backed by the main opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and led to stalling of proceedings of the House for the day.
Till now, the administration has not been able to touch miscreants belonging to one particular community who were involved in opening fire at policemen, hurling bombs, setting shops on fire and misbehaving with women on their way home after taking a holy dip in the river Ganges , Shashwat alleged.
Clashes had erupted after a procession, led by Shashwat and taken out on the occasion of the new year as per Hindu calendar, passed through
Nathnagar which is heavily populated by a minority community.
Replying to a query, Shashwat said why should I surrender. I am not a fugitive. I am here, at my residence.