Case against BJP MP's son for allegedly thrashing journalist

The journalist and his friend were allegedly beaten after he published a report on irregularities in a government scheme.

Published: 27th June 2018 12:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th June 2018 12:38 AM   |  A+A-


RAIPUR: A journalist and his parents were allegedly beaten up by the son of a BJP MP and his friend in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district after he published a report on irregularities in a government scheme, police said today.

An FIR was registered against Devendra Singh Maravi (32) and his friend Shivwrat Singh today at Lakahnpur police station, based on the complaint filed by journalist Rajesh Prasad Gupta.

Devendra is the son of Kamalbhan Singh Maravi, BJP MP from Surguja.

Gupta, who lives in village Jamgala and works for Raipur-based Hindi newspaper "Haribhoomi", had reported alleged irregularities in the implementation of `Nal Jal' scheme in the village, a local police official told PTI.

Gupta alleged in his complaint that Devendra, who also belongs to the same village, was enraged by the report; landed at his doorstep yesterday with his friend and assaulted Gupta.

When Gupta's father Duhan Das (55) and mother Janaki Bai (50) tried to intervene, they were also brutally thrashed by the two accused who fled from the spot afterwards, the journalist alleged.

His mother sustained serious injuries, Gupta said.

Police registered a case under IPC sections 294 (abuse in public), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) against Devendra Maravi and his friend.

Both the accused were absconding, the police official said.

Chief Editor of Haribhoomi, Himanshu Dwivedi, demanded immediate arrest of the accused.

"This is a serious matter.

A journalist and his parents were assaulted.

In a letter to Chief Minister Raman Singh, I have demanded immediate action in the matter," Dwivedi said.



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  • Prathab Raipur

    Raipur Journalist MsGupta's parents were manhandled by Local MP 's son Devendra and his friends who are now absconding MS Gaurei Langesh murder was celebrated by BJP party people In Kashmir Mr Buhkari was murdered All these things are the ACHIEVEMENTS of the BJP rule in the Past four years
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