An FIR has been lodged against BJP leader and former minister Bharat Singh in Dokati police station here on charges of rioting and attempt to murder.
The FIR, which was lodged on a complaint filed by block pramukh (chief) Kanhaiya Singh, who is also the brother of BJP leader and former MP, Virendra Singh Mast, pertains to a clash between the supporters of the two in Dalanchapra village on Friday, Superintendent of Police V K Shekhar said.
Both Bharat Singh and Kanhiya Singh had attended separate functions in the said village where their supporters had clashed with each other, indulging in brick-batting and firing, the SP said.
Bharat Singh has also filed a separate complaint against Kanhiya Singh on the same charges alleging that he was shot at. The SP said investigations were on in the case.