Bhopal: A Hindu religionist from Maharashtra who insulted mahatma Gandhi and praised his assassin, Nathuram Godse, has been arrested by the Chhattisgarh Police from Madhya Pradesh’ Khajuraho.
Kalicharan Maharaj, whose controversial speech at a “dharma sansad” or religious meeting in Chhattisgarh’ Raipur led to chief patron Mahant Ramsunder Das disowning the event and walking off stage in anger, was charged with promoting enmity between communities once former mayor Pramod Dubey filed a police case.
Raipur senior police officer Prashant Agarwal has confirmed that Kalicharan has been arrested. Kalicharan booked a guest house in Khajuraho but didn’t keep there, police sources said, adding he instead visited a rented house some twenty-five kilometers from Khajuraho to dodge the police, who had been trying to find him since the day a case was filed against him.
To evade the police from tracking, all his shut aides had conjointly shifted their phones, sources said. This morning, a team of ten policemen finally caterpillar-tracked him down, arrested him, and took him back to Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur.
He is going to be taken to a court by evening. In his speech – clips of that have been widely circulated on social media, Kalicharan Maharaj declares that the aim of Islam is to capture the state through politics. He conjointly declared “Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi destroyed the country… salutations to Nathuram Godse, who killed him”.
Kalicharan Maharaj demanded folks elect a “staunch Hindu leader” to “protect” Hinduism. once the abusive speech went infective agent on social media, Congress leader Pramod Dubey, who also attended the nonsecular event, filed a police case.
The police have confiscated the video of Kalicharan making derogative remarks against sage Gandhi.