Himachal BJP chief booked for casteist remarks
Kullu (Dec 11): Himachal Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
president Khimi Ram and another leader of the party were today booked
under SC & ST Atrocity Act -1989 on the complaint of local party
leader Ram Singh, senior police officer confirmed.
According to SP Kullu Abhishek Dhular, Khimi Ram and local BJP leader
Dharamvir Dhami were booked under Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe
Atrocity Act-1989 for allegedly using derogatory remarks against the
caste of the complainant, local BJP leader Ram Singh, last night.
The complainant registered his complaint at Kullu Sadar Police Station
today. Khimi ram was elected party president in February 2010
replacing former president Jai Ram Thakur. Dharmvir Dhami has remained
a rebel candidate of BJP during last Assembly elections, and had
joined the party during the previous Lok Sabha election.
Police officer disclosed that two leader have not been taken into
custody after the FIR as the case is under investigation.
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