Nand Kumar Baghel, the 86-year-old father of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, was on Tuesday sent to judicial custody till September 21 as he refused to seek bail in a court when he was produced after being arrested on charges of giving a anti-Brahmin speech.
Police, acting on an FIR lodged at Raipur’s DD Nagar police station on the complaint of Sarv Brahmin
Samaj, arrested the senior Baghel in New Delhi and brought him to Raipur.
He was produced before a judicial magistrate where he refused to seek bail. The court sent him on a 14-day judicial remand.
The Chief Minister has serious ideological differences with his father. He has made it clear on several occasions that while having the highest regards to his father, he doesn’t approve his anti-Brahmin remarks or any statement which disrupts social harmony.