Jaipur: Editor-in-Chief of Sudarshan TV, Suresh Chavhanke has been booked for allegedly hurting sentiments of tribal and Meena communities. The case has been registered based on the complaint lodged by Rajasthan Adivasi Meena Seva Sangh member Girraj Meena.
It all started on July 21 when the saffron flag hoisted at Amagarh Fort was brought down. Hindu groups alleged that the Meena community is responsible for tearing down the flag, Indian Express reported.
Reacting to the incident, the Editor-in-Chief of Sudarshan TV allegedly made derogatory remarks against tribal and Meena communities.
On his Twitter account, Chavhanke has written that he will visit Amargarh on August 1 to hoist the saffron flag.
On July 30, Girraj Meena lodged a complaint against Chavhanke at the Transport Nagar police station, Jaipur. Meena has also alleged that Chavhanke is trying to disrupt communal harmony
Based on the complaint, police registered an FIR under various sections of IPC, IT Act, and SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Meanwhile, an independent MLA Ramkesh Meena accused Hindu groups of hijacking tribal culture. Responding to it, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Kirodi Lal Meena claimed that Meena belongs to the Hindu community.
Editor-in-Chief of Sudarshan TV and ‘UPSC jihad’ controversy
Last time, Editor-in-Chief of Sudarshan TV Suresh Chavhanke has grabbed the headlines of the leading newspaper when he aired a controversial show over ‘UPSC jihad’.
In the show, he had claimed that members of the Muslim community are trying to infiltrate the civil services. Targeting various organizations including Zakat Foundation, he had raised several questions.