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Hemant Soren files case against Raghubar Das for ‘objectionable’ comments

The complaint was registered against the outgoing chief minister under the SC/ST Act on Wednesday, the police said.

SNS | New Delhi |

The outgoing Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has been mentioned in a complaint for allegedly making “objectionable” remarks on Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) working president Hemant Soren’s caste, the police said.
Based on a complaint lodged by Soren on December 19, a preliminary probe into the matter was conducted by Sub-Divisional police officer Arvind Upadhyay and then a first information report was registered at Mihijam police station, Jamtara SP Anshuman Kumar said.

The complaint was registered against the outgoing chief minister under the SC/ST Act on Wednesday, the police said.

Soren had filed the complaint against Das at Dumka Police Station, accusing him of making “objectionable” remarks on his caste during an election meeting in Jamtara, the police said.

“I have filed a complaint with the SC/ST police station in Dumka against the chief minister, who used objectionable words on my caste during a poll meeting at Jamtara’s Mihijam on Wednesday,” Soren had earlier said.

“His words hurt my feeling and honour. Is it an offense to take birth in a tribal family?” he had said. BJP Jharkhand unit spokesman Pratul Shahdeo had then claimed that Soren’s “absurd allegation” against the chief minister was a tactic after he was deplored for his own remarks.