Trouble mounts for Sambit Patra as BJP spokesperson summoned by police in Chhattisgarh in ‘Toolkit’ controversy


Police in Chhattisgarh have summoned BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra and the saffron party’s national vice president, Raman Singh, for allegedly sharing fake ‘Toolkit’ in a bid to defame the Congress.
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According to news agency ANI, Raipur Civil Lines Police SHO RK Mishra said that an FIR had been registered against Raman Singh Sambit Patra. “They both have been summoned for further investigation,” Mishra said.

He added, “Today, we have asked Sambit Patra to be present here in person or via video conference. The complaint was registered by Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress NSUI president.”

The Congress’ student’s wing, the NSUI, on Wednesday had filed an FIR here against former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra for allegedly forging the AICC Research Department’s letterhead to print ‘false and fabricated’ content to defame the Congress party.

A similar complaint was filed at Delhi’s Tughlak Lane’s Police Station by the Congress against Union Minister Smriti Irani and BJP’s organising secretary BL Santosh and BJP President JP Nadda. This complaint was filed by the AICC Research Department Chairman Rajeev Gowda and the Congress party’s IT Cell chief Rohan Gupta.

This was after the BJP sensationally accused the Congress of releasing a toolkit to tarnish the image of the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling the new strain of the coronavirus the ‘India strain’ or the ‘Modi strain.’ The Congress, for its part, had accused the BJP of using forged documents to defame it.