In the toolkit case, the Chhattisgarh High Court has stayed the FIR registered against senior BJP leaders Raman Singh and Sambit Patra. Sambit Patra raised the issue of alleged toolkit of Congress during the Corona period. In protest, the Congress had given a complaint to the police.
Advocate Vivek Sharma said that Raman Singh and Sambit Patra had filed two separate petitions in the High Court to quash the FIR registered against them at the Civil Lines police station in the capital Raipur regarding the toolkit case.
He said that it was said on behalf of the petitioners that no offense was made out against them. Interim relief was sought on behalf of the petitioners, terming the FIR as biased and politically motivated.
On Friday, the High Court, after hearing both the sides, had directed the state government to file its reply within three weeks and had reserved its decision on the issue of interim relief. On Monday, Justice Narendra Kumar Vyas in the High Court, while granting interim relief to Singh and Patra in the toolkit case, has stayed the FIR and further investigation against them till further hearing.
On May 19, the student wing of the Congress NSUI lodged an FIR in Raipur against former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra. In this case, the Raipur Police had questioned Raman Singh. Summons were also issued to Sambit Patra.
The police have booked sections of the Indian Penal Code under sections 469 (forgery with intent to cause damage to reputation), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 505 (1) (b) (spreading of rumours with intent to cause fear). A case was registered under The Congress had filed a complaint against the AICC research department for making “fake” letterhead and printing “false and fabricated” material.
At the same time, BJP said that through the toolkit, Congress leaders tried to tarnish the image of PM Modi and the country.