Dehradun: Madan Singh Bisht, a Congress MLA representing Dwarahat, is facing legal consequences following allegations of causing disturbance at the residence of a local engineering college director and using offensive language towards him.
These accusations were reported by the police on Monday, resulting in Bisht being charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). These sections include 506 (criminal intimidation) and 452 (trespassing a residence with intent to cause harm), as confirmed by Dwarahat Circle Officer Tilak Raj Verma.
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Additional IPC sections have been invoked against the MLA, including 427 (mischief causing damage) and 504 (insult or provocation), according to Verma.
The complaint, which initiated these legal actions, was filed on Sunday by KKS Mer, the Director of Bipin Tripathi Kumaon Institute of Technology. In his complaint, Mer alleged that Bisht, along with his associates, created a disturbance outside Mer’s residence on Saturday night. This incident occurred in the presence of Mer’s wife and daughter.
Director Mer’s complaint also included a request for protection for himself and his family members.
The police report further detailed Director Mer’s claim that before arriving at his house, MLA Bisht had a phone conversation with him during which Bisht appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.
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In response to these allegations, Bisht filed a counter-complaint, contending that the engineering college director had violated protocol by not responding to his repeated phone calls.
Circle Officer Verma clarified that, as of now, an FIR has not been registered regarding Bisht’s complaint.
In light of these events, on Sunday, MLA Bisht held a press conference in Dwarahat. During the conference, he announced his intention to stage a “fast unto death” protest outside the college gate if no action was taken against Director Mer. Additionally, Bisht pledged to file a breach of privilege motion against the engineering college director in the state assembly, accusing him of mistreating a public representative.
Bisht explained that he had raised concerns regarding the college’s mess employees, security personnel, and daily-wage workers. He asserted that the Director had consistently ignored his calls.
The Bipin Tripathi Kumaon Institute of Technology (BTKIT) is a government engineering college situated in Dwarahat, established in 1986.”