Madhya Pradesh Police on Tuesday registered a case against Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) worker Raja Chauhan for firing in Gwalior during Dalit protest against the dilution of the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Act.
According to reports, Chauhan was allegedly captured in camera for firing at the people during the violent protest in Gwalior.
Following the Supreme Court order on March 20 banned arrests and registration of criminal cases under the ST/SC Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989, a legislation meant to protect the marginalised communities from abuse and discrimination, violent protests hit life across the country on Monday.
At least nine people were killed, thousands were detained by the police and hundreds were left injured as the central and state governments struggled to control the nationwide shutdown protests that spread across the north, west and east India over the Supreme Court’s alleged 'dilution' of the SC/ST Act on Monday.
According to reports, six people were killed in cross-firing in Madhya Pradesh alone, two died in Uttar Pradesh and one in Rajasthan. Curfew was imposed in several places and mobile services were blocked.