December 5, 2023

Maharashtra’s Amravati district’s police on Saturday registered a case towards radical Hindutva chief Sambhaji Bhide for allegedly made a press release questioning the parentage of Mahatma Gandhi, an official stated. A First Data Report (FIR) has been lodged a day after the Maharashtra unit of the Congress celebration on July 28 sought his arrest in Maharashtra’s Meeting.

The Rajapeth police have registered the case towards Mr. Bhide underneath Indian Penal Code Part 153A (selling enmity between totally different teams on grounds of faith, race, homeland, residence, language, and so on., and doing acts prejudicial to upkeep of concord), the official stated.

Throughout his tour of Vidarbha, Mr. Bhide had addressed a gathering at Bharat Mangal Corridor within the Badnera Highway space of Amravati. “It’s stated that Mahatma Gandhi’s title is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, however Karamchand Gandhi was not Mahatma Gandhi’s father. A Muslim landlord was his actual father…. Karamchand, whereas working for a Muslim landlord, had defrauded the person, and had run away. The Muslim landlord in anger had then forcefully introduced Karamchand’s spouse to his own residence,” Mr. Bhide had stated.

“In Amravati, Sambhaji Bhide made a shameless and derogatory comment towards the Father of the Nation, calculated to unfold hatred and divisiveness in society. This individual have to be arrested instantly. How can he roam free after making derogatory remarks about Mahatma Gandhi?” senior Congress chief and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on July 28 had stated.

Mr. Bhide heads the perimeter Sangli-based outfit Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan. Previously, it has been related to the Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which Mr. Bhide left to arrange his personal outfit within the Eighties.

An FIR has been registered towards him and right-wing Hindutva chief Milind Ekbote, government president of the perimeter Hindutva outfit Samasta Hindu Aghadi for his or her involvement within the Bhima Koregaon caste violence of 2017. He has been charged with try and homicide; punishment to a member of an illegal meeting; punishment for rioting; rioting armed with lethal weapon; deliberate and malicious acts; supposed to outrage spiritual emotions of any class by insulting its faith or spiritual beliefs; and wantonly giving provocation with intent to trigger riot.

In January 2020, Mr. Bhide, also referred to as ‘Guruji’, had known as for a shutdown throughout Sangli district in condemnation of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s remarks towards BJP chief and former Satara MP Udayanraje Bhosale, the thirteenth direct descendant of King Shivaji.