Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has given his clearance to the police to cost Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s son Arijit Shashwat for his alleged involvement in communal clashes within the state’s Bhagalpur two years in the past.
Arijit Shashwat, together with eight others, was named in a police case following communal riots that broke out on March 17, 2018 after some folks objected to the loud music performed throughout a procession led by him.
Several folks, together with two police personnel, had been injured within the clashes that included gunfire, intense stone-throwing and arson.
Following video proof that clearly implicated Arijit Shashwat, the police initiated motion towards him.
He surrendered and was arrested in April 2018 as Nitish Kumar’s displeasure prevailed over BJP leaders together with Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. He was later launched on bail.
“We have received prosecution sanction against nine people including Arjit Shaswat which will pave the way for filing of chargesheet in a local court soon,” Ashish Bharti, a senior police officer in Bhagalpur advised NDTV.
According to sources, BJP leaders had been shocked by the clearance to prosecute Arijit Shashwat however the police have confirmed that it got here from the house division which implies costs and evidences had been examined and it appears officers obtained the sign from Nitish Kumar to not bury this case.
Arjit Shaswat who contested as a BJP candidate within the final meeting elections from Bhagalpur city must face the costs as soon as they’re filed and court docket takes up the case.