Congress MLA and 400 others booked for obstructing police duty

Congress MLA and 400 others booked for obstructing police duty

The incident occurred on Wednesday at Dungarpur Collectorate

 
Dungarpur

An FIR has been registered against Ganesh Ghogra, the Congress MLA from Dungarpur district and 400 other Congress party activists for allegedly obstructing the police from discharging their duty and man handling police personnel when they were stopped from entering inside the Collectorate premises.

The incident occurred on Wednesday when the Congress party workers, activists and leaders were carrying out a protest rally against the state government following several demands. Various Congress leaders including the former State Minister Dr. Shankar Yadav, Former MP were present in the rally. The protestors reached outside the Dungarpur Collectorate and had a scuffle with the police personnel on location after the police attempted to prevent them from entering the Collectorate premises.The scene suddenly turned ugly and many of the police men including a lady police officer sustained injuries.

Following that the Kotwali police has registered a case against the MLA Ganesh Ghogra, Sanjay Joshi and more than 400 others party members and party activists.

Station House Officer of Kotwali police station Dungarpur Bhagwan Lal said "A case has been registered against the MLA Ghogra, Sanjay Joshi and others under section 147 (Whoever is guilty of rioting, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both),149 (An offence is committed by any member of an unlawful assembly in prosecution of the common object of that assembly, or such as the members of that assembly knew to be likely to be committed in prosecution of that object, every person who, at the time of the committing of that offence, is a member of the same assembly, is guilty of that offence), 332 (punishment for the offence of voluntarily causing harm in order to deter a public worker from doing his duties), 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of Indian Penal Code and the investigation of the matter has been started. The action was taken after the MLA and others from the Congress party had a scuffle with the police and tried to create hindrance in thier work during the rally carried out by them on Wednesday".

However MLA Ghogra denied all the allegations and said that it is just an attempt to suppress the voice of the people.

Ghogra earlier also remained in spot light in 2022 after a FIR has been registered against him and 60 others for taking the local SDM and 22 others government employees hostage in Supur Gram Panchayat of Dungarpur.

He later resigned from the post after writing a letter to the then CM Ashok Gehlot, in which he accused the state government of ignoring him and creating pressure through the administration to stop raising people's voice.

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