FIR against Chhatisgarh CM’s father for comments about boycotting Brahmins

The police in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur on Saturday booked the father of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel for making comments about the Brahmin community.

The First Information Report (FIR) against 86-year-old Nand Kumar Baghel was registered at the local DD Nagar police station based on a complaint filed by an organisation Sarv Brahmin Samaj.

Nand Kumar Baghel had made the comments while addressing a recent event in Uttar Pradesh.

“I am urging all the villagers of India to not let the Brahmins enter your villages,” he had reportedly said. “I will talk to every other community so that we can boycott them. They need to send back to the bank of the Volga river.”

He has been booked under Sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups) and 505(1)(b) (intent to cause, fear or alarm to public) of the Indian Penal Code, an unidentified police official told PTI news agency.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel criticised his father’s comments and said that nobody was above the law.

“Everyone knows about my ideological differences with my father,” he said in a release issued by the state’s public relations department.