New Delhi: The son of former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, Amit, was arrested by the police from his residence in Bilaspur, ANI reported on Tuesday.
Further, Amit Jogi will be produced before a court. The action against him will be taken as per the court’s order.
Sanjay Kumar Dhruv, Bilaspur, SP(Rural), said “He (Amit Jogi) will be produced before a court and as per the orders of the court, action will be taken. He has been accused of giving wrong information in his election affidavit about his birthplace.”
Reports have it that Amit Jogi has been accused of falsely declaring himself as belonging to the Scheduled Tribe category. He also allegedly lied about his birthplace on his poll affidavit.
The arrest was made following a police complaint lodged against him by Sameera Paikra, the BJP candidate from Marwahi constituency in the 2013 state Assembly polls, Superintendent of Police Prashant Agrawal told PTI.
Paikra in her complaint said Amit Jogi allegedly submitted wrong information about his birthplace in the affidavit while filing his nomination papers for the 2013 state polls, he said.
According to Paikra, he mentioned his place of birth as Sarbahara village in Gaurela area of Bilaspur whereas, she claimed, he was born in the US, the official said.
Amit Jogi subsequently won the Assembly poll from Bilaspur’s Marwahi seat, reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates.
After the investigation for about six months, he was arrested on Tuesday, Agrawal said.
“Amit Jogi was arrested from Marwahi Sadan in Bilaspur, based on the FIR lodged against him in February this year at Gaurela police station in the district,” he said.
(With agency inputs)