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Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel’s father Nand Kumar Baghel has been sent to 15-day judicial custody by a court in Raipur for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the Brahmin community.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s father Nand Kumar Baghel was arrested on Tuesday over his alleged derogatory remarks against Brahmins.

The Raipur Police arrested Nand Kumar Baghel and took him to the court where a hearing on the case is currently going on.

Earlier, an FIR was registered against 86-year-old Nand Kumar Baghel for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Brahmins.

The complaint was filed by the Brahmin community against him at DD Nagar Police Station in Raipur. In the complaint, the community alleged that Nand Kumar Baghel described Brahmins as “outsiders (foreigners) who should either reform or get ready to go to Volga from Ganga”.

DD Nagar Police Station in-charge Yogita Khaparde said,”The Brahmin community raised an objection to the statement made by Nand Kumar Baghel and complained to the police accusing him of creating tensions and spreading hatred in society.”

When asked about the reaction to Nand Kumar Baghel’s statement, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said he respected his father but “no one is above the law in our government”.

“I respect my father as a son, but as a chief minister, none of his mistakes, which are going to disturb public order, can be ignored. No one is above the law in our government, even if he is the chief minister’s father,” Bhupesh Baghel said.

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