In the Sidhi viral video case, where a local BJP leader named Pravesh Shukla was seen urinating on another person who is reportedly from the tribal community, the Madhya Pradesh police took accused Pravesh Shukla into custody. Earlier a case was registered against him under sections 294,504 IPC and SC/ST Act. In this regard, the Additional Superintendent of Police of Sidhi, Anjulata Patle said that the accused is being interrogation and further legal action will be taken soon.
Brazen body language of offender who urinated on tribal.
Though booked under stringent NSA walks nonchalantly without handcuffs, strikes 'heroic' pose while walking arrogantly into the police station. Netizens pointed out the brazenness with which the accused walked into the police station. A few users pointed that how it looked as if the police was escorting the accused to the police staion rather than giving him the treatment that his actions call for. The accused also raises his hand as if in acknowledgment, just when he is about to enter the police station, shows the video.
A user said that the arrest should have come earlier.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra also spoke about the Sidhi viral video accused arrested in the case.
Accused under interrogation
While addressing the media, ASP Patle said, "We have taken the accused (Pravesh Shukla) into custody. He is under interrogation. Further legal action in the matter will be taken soon." according to news agency ANI.
Huge outrage after video went viral
The incident sparked a huge outrage after the video of a man urinating on a tribal man surfaced on social media. The video was shared widely and netizens expressed their anger at the awful incident. The matter finally escalated and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted: "A viral video of Sidhi district has come to my notice... I have instructed the administration to arrest the culprit and take strict action and also impose NSA."
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan called the incident "an insult to humanity" and promised strong action.
Matter takes a political turn
The matter also took a political turn with the opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh asking questions of the Madhya Pradesh government over safety and security of tribals. Congress leader Kamal Nath also took on the Madhya Pradesh government over the incident and condemned the incident. The incident was condemned across political lines after the outrage.