Raipur: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra has been summoned by Chhattisgarh Police over the ‘toolkit’ case.
Patra has to report at Raipur’s Civil Line police station on May 23 at 4 PM.
The summoning materialised after NSUI, Congress’ students wing, lodged an FIR against Patra and former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh for allegedly ‘forging’ the letterhead of AICC Research Department and producing ‘false and fabricated’ content.
Patra has been told by Chhattisgarh Police to be present at the police station either physically or virtually. Legal action will be initiated against the ruling party spokesperson if he does not show up.
NSUI National President Neeraj Kundan in a tweet said, “An FIR has been lodged by NSUI Chhattisgarh against the false propaganda of Sambit Patra and Raman Singh.”
He said, “Even in this time of pandemic, the BJP is catering to its only aim: ‘Save (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi’s image by spreading lies, but the BJP is ok if the nation dies. They are only bothered about their ‘fake image’.”
He also shared the copy of the FIR registered at the Civil Line police station at Raipur.
The FIR has been lodged under the sections of 404, 505 (1) (b), 505 (1)(C) , 469 and 188 of the Indian Penal Code.