Case registered against Richa Jogi in caste certificate issue
Bilaspur:A case challenging the caste of Richa Jogi, wife of Janta Congress Chhattisgarh Jogi (JCCJ) state president Amit Jogi, has been registered in the City Kotwali police, Mungeli .
Richa’s Scheduled Tribe caste certificate was revoked during the Marwahi by-election and in this connection a case has been registered Section 10 of the Effect of Social Situations Act, 2013 following the instructions of the State Level Investigation Committee. This action has come at a time when speculations about merger of Jogi Congress with Congress started after Jogi Congress supported Savitri Mandavi in Bhanupratappur by-election.
Amit Jogi could not contest the Marwahi by-election because of his caste certificate. Marwahi seat was occupied by the Jogi family since the formation of the state, but they did not get a chance to participate in the by-election. On the information of LR Kurre, Assistant Commissioner of Mungeli Tribal Development Department, a case has now been registered against Richa. In this, the role of the officer who issued the Scheduled Tribe certificate for Richa is also under suspicion.
Scheduled Tribe certificate was issued in the name of Richa Rupali Sadhu in Pendridih of Mungeli Jarhagaon area. On this, on the complaint of Sant Kumar Netam and others, the investigation committee had found irregularities in the investigation. There was no mention of Scheduled Tribe in Richa’s school documents as well as in her family’s land purchase and sale documents.
Richa Jogi has said that she will challenge the case against her in the court. She said that the Congress government panicked after the announcement of Jogi Jan Adhikar Yatra and therefore trying to create a hurdle.
RIcha, the daughter-in-law of Chhattisgarh state’s first Chief Minister Late Ajit Jogi said that as soon as the election season approaches, the leaders of the BJP and the Congress become unrest.