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Man in Madhya Pradesh asks traffic cops not to fine him as he is CM’s relative, video goes viral

I have crores of sisters and many brothers-in law, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said when asked if the man was related to him.

bhopal Updated: Aug 24, 2018 20:54 IST
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File photo of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

A video purportedly showing a man claiming to be Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s brother-in-law and warning traffic police not to fine him has gone viral on social media.

While the city police did levy a fine on Rajendra Singh Chouhan, the man in the video, on Thursday evening, the chief minister on Friday evaded reply when asked if they were related.

“I have crores of sisters and many brothers-in law,” he said.

The video showed Rajendra Singh and a woman getting down from an SUV when stopped by police on Jail Road in Bhopal and claiming that he was the husband of chief minister’s sister, so the police should not fine him.

Police subedar Dipankar Swarnkar recovered a fine of Rs 3,000 from him as the vehicle was not insured, Deputy Inspector General of Police Dharmendra Choudhary said.

About the man’s claim of being chief minister’s relative, Choudhary said it will be probed.

“The law will take its own course,” the chief minister said before getting into his car and leaving.

First Published: Aug 24, 2018 20:31 IST