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FIR against Digvijaya Singh for ‘fake’ post on Khargone violence

Prime News, National (Bhopal), April 13:- An FIR has been registered against senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh for sharing a photograph related to Khargone communal violence in Madhya Pradesh which later allegedly turned out to be fake.

The FIR against Singh was registered at a Bhopal police station on the basis of a complaint lodged by the BJP district (Bhopal) president Sumit Pachauri on Tuesday (April 12).

Singh, who is also the former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, was booked under Section 153 (a), 295 (a), 465 and 505 (2) of the Indian Penal Code, sources told news agency IANS.

Earlier on Tuesday, Singh had posted a photograph showing a group of people hoisting a saffron flag at a mosque while mentioning the communal violence in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone district.

Singh had shared his post on his official Twitter account in the morning, however, he deleted the post soon after the controversy erupted.

Tweeting the photo, Singh wrote: “Is it appropriate to hoist a saffron flag on a mosque. Did the Khargone administration allow this (Ram Navami) procession to carry weapons.”

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Home Minister Narottam Mishra claimed the photograph shared by Singh was fake. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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