Chhattisgarh High Court on Monday gave interim relief to the the two BJP leaders, ex- Chief Minister Chhattisgarh Dr. Raman Singh and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national spokesperson Sambit Patra, petitioner in the FIR lodged against them in connection with the alleged fake toolkit case. The High Court has stayed the investigation in the FIR till the next date of hearing.
The new directions from the High Court provided some relief to the ex- CM Raman Singh and BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra.
In the month of May this year, the National Students Union of India (NSUI) Chhattisgarh unit had lodged an FIR against Singh and Patra in the fake toolkit in Civil Lines Police station, Raipur.
Second FIR was lodged after Congress wrote to the Delhi Police Commissioner seeking registration of FIR against Union Minister Smriti Irani, BJP leaders JP Nadda, Sambit Patra, BL Santhosh, and others over the alleged fake toolkit.
The FIR was registered under the Sections of 404, 505 (1) (b), 505 (1)(C) , 469 and 188 of the Indian Penal Code.
Then a huge political controversy erupted between the Congress and the BJP after Sambit Patra shared an alleged toolkit of the grand old party accusing it that the Congress party was trying to denigrate the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Chhattisgarh BJP spokesperson Sanjay Shrivastava said, Congress is playing vendetta politics to mask its failures and promises it made to the public. "To divert the attention, it is trying to break the morale of BJP leaders by booking them in fake cases", Sanjay added.
However, on the High Court’s new directions in the case, Sambit Patra expressed his feeling of relief by tweeting "Satyamev Jayate".