Amit Jogi, former MLA and the son of the former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Mr. Ajit Jogi, has been arrested from his home over allegations of cheating. He has been accused of lying on his election affidavit about his birthplace.
Amit Jogi, 42, was arrested from his house in Bilaspur. The arrest followed a complaint by a BJP leader, Ms. Sameera Paikra, who contested against him in 2013 from the Marwahi assembly.
Ms Paikra approached the High Court alleging that Jogi had lied about his caste and birth date. Last week, the court scrapped the petition saying the term of that assembly had ended. The BJP leader then went to the police and filed a fresh complaint.
She alleged that Jogi had falsely declared his year and place of birth as 1978 and Sarbehera Gaurela village in Chhattisgarh, when in fact, he was born in 1977 in Texas.