Highlights

  • Kalicharan arrest: Chhattisgarh, MP govts at loggerheads
  • Narottam Mishra: Chhattisgarh police didn't follow protocols
  • Chhattisgarh CM: Whether Mishra happy or disappointed?

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Hindu seer Kalicharan Maharaj arrested: Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh govts in war of words

Meanwhile, the Madhya Pradesh Police have taken the owner of the home-stay in Chhatarpur district where Kalicharan Maharaj was lodged in to custody.

A war of words broke out between Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh governments after the arrest of Hindu seer Kalicharan Maharaj on Thursday in connection with his alleged derogatory remarks against Mahatma Gandhi earlier this month during a religious gathering.

A police team from Chhattisgarh’s capital of Raipur arrested Kalicharan Maharaj near the town of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday from a rented room in Bageshwar Dham, which he allegedly booked using fake identity.

After his arrest, Madhya Pradesh’s home minister Narottam Mishra condemned the action by the Raipur Police saying the Chhattisgarh government could have summoned him or could have called him by serving a notice.

Also watch: Chhattisgarh Police arrest Hindu seer Kalicharan Maharaj over remarks against Mahatma Gandhi

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel questioned Mishra’s comments over the seer’s arrest and said that the Madhya Pradesh home minister should say whether he is happy or sad about the arrest of the person who derogated Mahatma Gandhi?

Meanwhile, the Madhya Pradesh Police have taken the owner of the home-stay in Chhatarpur district where Kalicharan Maharaj was lodged in to custody.

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