A case has been registered in opposition to BJP MP from Aonla in Uttar Pradesh Dharmendra Kashyap and his associates in Uttarakhand’s Almora district for allegedly making a ruckus at the Jageshwar Dham temple and misbehaving with the monks, officers mentioned at this time.
This comes a day after a video purportedly displaying Dharmendra Kashyap and his associates partaking in a heated argument with the temple monks went viral on social media.
Facing criticism from opposition events, the state BJP mentioned it’s gathering particulars of the incident and can apprise the central management of it.
“The FIR has been registered underneath sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of peace) of the Indian Penal Code in opposition to the MP and his buddies,” Sub-Inspector Gopal Singh Bisht mentioned.
Dharmendra Kashyap and his associates visited the temple on Saturday afternoon to carry out a puja. The temple is closed for guests after 6 pm day by day in compliance with the Covid pointers. However, the MP and his buddies stayed contained in the temple even after 6.30 pm, Jageshwar Dham Mandir Samiti supervisor Bhagwan Bhatt mentioned.
When the MP and his associates have been requested to depart, he acquired indignant and commenced abusing the monks and misbehaving with them, he alleged, including that some monks have been even pushed.
The incident drew sharp reactions from opposition events, who termed it an insult to the monks and the “Devbhoomi”.
State Congress chief Ganesh Godiyal mentioned the insult of monks is not going to be tolerated and that this incident displays Dharmendra Kashyap’s “vanity”.
Senior Congress chief and Jageshwar MLA Govind Singh Kunjwal staged a sit-in, demanding a public apology from Dharmendra Kashyap for insulting the monks. He additionally sought motion in opposition to the BJP MP.
Congress and Aam Aadmi Party staff additionally burnt effigies of the BJP at a lot of locations to protest Dharmendra Kashyap’s misconduct.
State BJP chief Madan Kaushik mentioned particulars of the incident are being gathered and the celebration’s central management will probably be knowledgeable about it.