The Chhattisgarh Police on Thursday arrested Hindutva terrorist Kalicharan for his recent hate speech, abusing Mahatama Gandhi and Islam. His arrest, however, left Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra seething, prompting Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel to take a swipe at the BJP leader.
Kalicharan was reportedly arrested from Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. Chhatarpur superintendent of police Sachin Sharma said that the hatemonger was living in a rented room in Bageshwar Dham, 25km from Khajuraho.
“He booked a room in a guest house in Khajuraho by hiding his identity. When he reached there on Thursday morning, he was arrested by Chhattisgarh police,” Sharma was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying.
Kalicharan’s arrest left Mishra seething as he raised questions on the action taken by the Chhattisgarh Police. He said, “The Congress government of Chhattisgarh shouldn’t have breached the inter-state protocol. They should have informed. The Chhattisgarh Police could have summoned him (Kalicharan).”
Mishra said that he had directed his Director General of Police to register an official protest by speaking to his counterpart in Chhattisgarh.
Responding to Mishra’s statement, Baghel said, “Narottam Mishra should first explain if he’s happy or sad with the arrest of someone, who abused Mahatma Gandhi. No rules have been broken.”
भाजपा नेता ये बताएं कि राष्ट्रपिता महात्मा गांधी जी को गाली देने वाले व्यक्ति की गिरफ्तारी पर वे खुश हैं या दुखी? pic.twitter.com/S6bl8BiXiU
— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) December 30, 2021
In the viral video, Kalicharan was seen praising Hindutva terrorist Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. He said, “Maha Harami Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ne satyanas pel diya. Nathuram Godse ji ko namaskar hai. Maar Daala wo harami ko. Dekho operation karna bahut zaroori hota hai phode phunsion ka, nahi to ye cancer ban jaate hain. (This super haramai Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi destroyed everything. Salute to Nathuram Godse for killing this harami. See, it’s important to carry out the operation of wounds before they become cancer).”
Kalicharan will be produced in a court within 24 hours.