Bilaspur:Supporters of Pankaj Singh term it as revenge politics
There is a growing demand to withdraw Sections of Atrocities Act, imposed against Congress leader PankajSingh, in connection with his alleged brawl with a radiologist at CIMS on September 18 night.
Voices are being raised by the supporters of PankajSingh after Kotwali police added some Sections of Atrocities Act in the brawl at CIMS Bilaspur involving the Congress leader and the radiologist. The politics over the matter has heated up against with the supporters of Pankaj Singh alleging it as a revenge by the other group in Congress.
The Congress leader had reportedly put pressure on radiologist of CIMS, Tula Chand Tande, when Tanderefused to get MRI done on a patient. In protest against it, the CIMS management had lodged a complaint with Kotwali police station accusing the Congress leader of indulging in brawl with the radiologist. An now Sections of Atrocities Act have been added to the case which, according to Singh’s supporters, is absolutely wrong.
According to the case, Pankaj Singh was approached by the relatives of a patient when the radiologist did not pay attention to the patient. Instead of making MRI of the patient the radiologist made excuses. Following the intervention of Pankaj Singh, MRI of the patient could be possible.
The Hospital management had lodged a complaint against Pankaj Singh which was strongly opposed by his supporters who also staged a demonstration at the police station. It was alleged that the other group of Congress was behind the action taken against PankajSingh. MLA Shailesh Pandey had also made a statement saying that Pankaj Singh, perhaps, is paying the price for being close to T S Singhdeo. This time also he termed the fresh action against Pankaj Singh as politically motivated. Legal expert Sudeep Shrivastavexpressed shock over imposition of Sections of Atrocities Act.
It is said that the Kotwali police has been investigating the case for the past two and a half month and added Sections of Atrocities Act. Besides, Pankaj Singh is already booked under Section 294 and 323. In this connection, a group of Congress had staged gherao of the Kotwali police station. Unfortunately, a Masanganjresident for whom the entire episode was staged passed away a few days bacik. Even as Pankaj Singh has obtained an interim bail in the case, arrest of Singh may be possible after the imposition of Atrocities Act.
Sources said that two groups in Congress are behind the scene and adding fuel to fire. It was claimed that the transfer of Bilaspur SP was done following this case.