In a mind boggling discovery by the police yesterday (7 February, 2020), the 5th February, 2020 “attack” on the Chhatarpur Subdivisional Magistrate’s (Madhya Pradesh) Office, was found to be the mastermind of the concerned SDM himself with the intention of falsely framing the head of an upcoming private university in a fake crime.
The plot was hatched to implicate the head of the upcoming Khajuraho University Abhay Singh Bhadauria in a false case to help Pushpendra in the university business rivalry. On 5 February, 2020, a mob of masked men vandalised the SDM’s office and allegedly fired shots in the air. The witnesses had reported to the police that the group of men took Bhadauria’s name while fleeing. The investigation provided that the attempt was made to mislead the police.
The ongoing investigation into the incident led to the surprising revelation of the plot constructed by SDM Anil Sapkale along with the aid of Chairman of a private university Pushpendra Singh Gautam and State BJP Minority Cell Secretary Javed Akhtar.
“Six men, including SDM Anil Sapkale, Pushpendra Singh Gautam, Javed Akhtar and Raju alias Rajendra Singh, Amit Singh Parmar and Arjun Srivas have been arrested in the case,” Chhatarpur District Police Superintendent Tilak Singh said on 7 February, 2020.
After this discovery, it was confirmed that both Krishna University Chairman Pushpendra Singh Gautam and Javed Akhtar enjoy friendly relations with the SDM; and have been booked for criminal conspiracy.
The BJP leader was awaiting a payment of INR 40 lakhs for the acquisition of his land for a highway project. He had paid a hefty amount to the SDM and also gotten the administrative official’s office renovated for procuring his pending compensation. Pushpendra Singh Gautam has also paid INR 15 lakhs to the SDM.
A case of land fraud was recently registered against Ajay Singh Bhadauria on the order of the SDM where he had secured anticipatory bail.
“My university is yet to start its operations, while Pushpendra Gautam’s varsity Krishna University is already functional. Pushpendra along with the SDM wanted to frame me up in the false case of ransacking of the SDM office, damaging of SDM’s vehicle and subsequent firing outside the office that happened on Wednesday,” upcoming Khajuraho University head Abhay Singh Bhadoria said on Friday.
Author: Nandini Gandhi