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"Rule of the RSS, no longer rule of law in Madhya Pradesh"

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BHOPAL: It seems it is the the rule of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and not the rule of law in Madhya Pradesh, said a delegation that met Director General of Police (DGP) regarding the action against police officials who had booked an RSS activist in Balaghat recently.

The delegation members said that false cases were registered and the police must withdraw the cases against Additional SP Rajesh Sharma, Inspector Ziaul Haq and several other policemen, else agitation would be started against the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government.

"An objectionable post was put up on social media by a RSS leader, who targeted Muslims, with the aim to create communal tension. However, the local police officials were booked for attempt to murder and robbery for taking due action", said delegation members who urged DGP to conduct a fair inquiry in this case.

Congress leader Arif Masood, who led the delegation, urged DGP RK Shukla to ensure that there is no biased action and the police officials' family must not be targeted."Inspector Ziaul Haq's family is being threatened. The action has also affected morale of the policemen", he said.

Masood said that this is the first incident in Madhya Pradesh, when law-enforcers have been treated in this manner and the law-breakers are being protected. A letter has been written to the Home Minister Bhupendra Singh also in this regard.

Ajay Singh for RSS leaders' photographs in police stations

Senior Congress leader and former leader of opposition Ajay Singh has said that RSS leaders' photographs should be put up in police stations across the State.

Singh questioned the law-and-order situation in the State and said that it was an unprecedented situation that policemen were booked and suspended for taking due action. He said that there was no rule of law in MP.

Attacking the government for working under Sangh pressure, Singh said that Balaghat incident has affected the morale of police officials as absolutely wrong action has been taken. "If RSS office-bearer made a mistake, why should policemen suffer for it". 

Singh took a dig at Home minister Bhupendra Singh for the latter's statement that policemen would be introduced to local RSS leaders. He said that the photographs of RSS leaders should now be put up in the police stations. 

The controversy began after RSS leader Suresh Yadav was booked for a post in WhatsApp group. Yadav alleged that he was assaulted by policemen, though the latter categorically deny it. Soon, the police officials were booked under heinous sections and were also suspended.

At the BJP's state executive in Gwalior, party leaders openly sided with RSS and demanded stern action against the police officials who had booked Yadav. The Madhya Pradesh police has ordered a probe into the entire turn of events.