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Rajasthan SOG arrests Sanjay Jain for bid to topple Gehlot govt

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
Last updated on: July 18, 2020 10:15 IST
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The Special Operations Group (SOG) of Rajasthan Police on Friday arrested Sanjay Jain whose name had surfaced in a viral audio recording about horse trading of legislators to topple the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan, an official said.


IMAGE: BJP supporters hold an effigy of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot during a protest against the state government, in Jodhpur, on Friday. Photograph: PTI Photo

"Jain has been arrested following interrogation into the FIR lodged on the basis of audio recording that had gone viral on social media," Additional Director General (ATS and SOG) Ashok Rathore said.

Jain was interrogated Thursday and Friday following which the arrest has been made, officials said.

Congress Chief Whip Mahesh Joshi had lodged a complaint demanding a probe and registration of a first information report under sedition charges against three persons -- Congress MLA Bhanwarlal Sharma, Gajendra Singh and Sanjay Jain -- who were allegedly discussing a conspiracy to topple the state government in one of the three audio recordings that went viral on social media Thursday.

Congress leader Randeep Surjewala had referred to Jain as a Bharatiya Janata Party leader, a charge denied by that party.

The SOG had earlier on Friday registered two FIRs under Indian Penal Code sections 124-A (sedition) and 120-B (conspiracy) to probe into the complaint related to horse trading of MLAs and the alleged audio recordings.

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