Three Cong men held for blackening PM’s photo

Financial Chronicle - - FUNDAMENTALS, POLITICS -

IN­DORE: Three Congress work­ers were ar­rested on Tues­day for al­legedly blackening the pic­ture of Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi at Mhow town in the district dur­ing the Bharat bandh called by the party on Mon­day.

Pappu Khan, Ankit Dholi and Sau­rabh Bo­rasi, had al­legedly black­ened Modi’s im­age on a hoard­ing put up at a petrol pump in Mhow, po­lice said. “Th­ese Congress work­ers were part of the pro­test­ers, who cre­ated a ruckus at a petrol pump in RCM area dur­ing the bandh,” said Ad­di­tional Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice Na­gen­dra Singh. They climbed a lad­der and black­ened the pic­ture of the prime min­is­ter on a hoard­ing at the petrol pump, Singh added.

“The pro­test­ers are ac­cused of try­ing to dam­age the property of the petrol pump owner dur­ing their at­tempts to forcibly shut the es­tab­lish­ment. They also tried to hurt the dig­nity of the con­sti­tu­tional post of the prime min­is­ter,” he said. At least five more per­sons are sus­pected to be in­volved in the act, he said adding that the po­lice are try­ing to iden­tify those ac­cused by go­ing through the CCTV footage.

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