On July 4, a deeply disturbing incident shook the nation as a video emerged, capturing a man urinating on a tribal man in the Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh, India. This appalling act has sparked a major political controversy, primarily due to the alleged involvement of the man with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The video quickly went viral on social media, triggering widespread outrage and demands for justice.
Who is Parvesh Shukla?
The individual at the center of the controversy is identified as Parvesh Shukla, a BJP politician and close associate of BJP MLA Kedarnath Shukla. However, conflicting statements have arisen, with the MLA denying any connection to Parvesh.
Details of the Incident:
In the viral video, Pravesh Shukla can be seen smoking a cigarette while urinating on the face, hair, and neck of a seated man. The incident occurred in Kubri village within the Sidhi district, and the video surfaced online on July 4, 2023. The victim, identified as Dasmat Ravat, is a 36-year-old tribal man residing in Karaundi village within the district.
The motive behind Pravesh’s abhorrent behavior towards Dasmat remains unknown. Following the incident, the tribal laborer expressed deep fear and claimed that he was coerced into signing an affidavit denying the authenticity of the video after it gained public attention.
Legal Actions Taken:
Pravesh Shukla has been taken into custody by the police, and appropriate legal actions are being pursued. Following directions from Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the police have invoked the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against the accused. Additional SP Anjulata Patle confirmed the arrest and ongoing interrogation of Pravesh Shukla. CM Chouhan strongly condemned the incident and instructed authorities to ensure the accused receives the strictest punishment. A complaint has been filed at the Bahri police station, and Pravesh has been charged with multiple sections, including NSA, sections 294, 504, and section 3(1)(r)(s) of the SC/ST Act.