Pravesh Shukla, who was caught on digicam urinating on one other man in Madhya Pradesh, was arrested late final night time, police mentioned.
In a viral video, Shukla was seen in an inebriated state, smoking a cigarette whereas urinating on a tribal man sitting on the bottom. The video triggered a political row within the state, prompting Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to order a case below the stringent Nationwide Safety Act in opposition to him.
Based on the police, Shukla, who saved hopping from one place to a different attempting to keep away from an arrest, was caught at 2 am and positioned below interrogation. A case has been registered in opposition to him below the Nationwide Safety Act, SC/ST Act, and different sections of the Indian Penal Code. As a part of the investigation, Shukla’s spouse and fogeys had been additionally questioned.
The sufferer, 36-year-old Dasmat Ravat from Karaundi, when introduced in for questioning by the police dismissed the viral video as faux.
Mr Ravat had ready an affidavit stating that the video is faux and was created to border Shukla in a false case. Nevertheless, sources say that the affidavit was allegedly ready below duress and has not but been submitted to any authorities.
Shukla’s alleged hyperlinks with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) have additional emboldened the opposition Congress who claimed that the surprising incident is a symptom of a wider drawback of violence in opposition to tribal individuals in Madhya Pradesh.
“A video of atrocity of (a person) urinating on a tribal youth from Sidhi district of the state has surfaced. There isn’t a place for such a heinous act with the youth of the tribal neighborhood in civilised society,” mentioned former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath.
“This incident has put total Madhya Pradesh to disgrace….strictest punishment ought to be given to the responsible individual and atrocities on tribals in Madhya Pradesh ought to be stopped,” he added.
Pictures of the accused with BJP MLA from Sidhi Kedarnath Shukla and Rajendra Shukla, a BJP MLA from Rewa, have surfaced on social media, nevertheless, the get together categorically denied any affiliation with him.
“I do know him as a result of he’s from my constituency, however he’s not my consultant or a BJP employee,” mentioned Kedarnath Shukla.