MLA booked for threatening SDM Chopal
Shimla: Sitting Congress MLA from Chopal, Dr Subhash Chand Manglate was today booked by police for threatening Chopal sub-divisional magistrate as the officer had lodged complaint against him recently.
District superintendent of police RM Sharma told HimVani that Manglate has been booked under sections 506 and 186 of IPC for threatening SDM Chopal Ramesh Thakur with dire consequences. He said the SDM in his complaint alleged that the MLA was threatening him, thus interfering in his administrative functioning. Sharma said that DSP Rohru has been entrusted to investigate the case.
However, Manglate declined having threatened the SDM and claimed the officer did not pay any heed to his repeated calls made in public interest, thereby deliberately undermining his views. Manglate alleged that since he had already given notice to the Assembly speaker to bring privilege motion against the SDM, the officer took this step to counter the move. Terming the case registered against him as politically motivated, he said a conspiracy has been hatched against him with support from the ruling party to malign his image.