Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel’s son Prabal Patel was arrested on Monday allegedly on charges of firing and assault. According to reports, a case of attempt-to-murder against Prahlad Singh’s son and his nephew.
According to a TOI report, the case was registered against them after a clash in Narsinghpur district of Madhya Pradesh in which five persons, including a cop, were injured on Monday.
“It was a clash between the two groups over some petty issue at Bailhai locality of Gotegaon town. Some members of both groups have sand mining licenses in the area. Prabal Patel, son of Prahlad Singh Patel, Monu Patel, son of Jalam Singh Patel, and 10 others were in one group that beat up members of the other group,” Gotegaon police station in-charge, Prabhat Shukla was quoted as saying by TOI.
Prahlad Singh Patel was recently appointed as the tourism minister. Patel, a BJP MP from Damoh in Madhya Pradesh, who has also managed the party's affairs in Manipur, had said more tourism opportunities are now opening up in Northeast region with "insurgency being reigned in".
Damoh, headquarters of Damoh district, is one of the several towns that fall under Bundelkhand region. Orchha, a 16th century town, known for its iconic temples, palaces and chhatris is another place in the history-rich region.
"There is this wrong perception that people have about Bundelkhand, that there is a lot of poverty there and migration is happening, but its rich history and heritage has not received its due. One of my priorities as a minister would be to get the place its due," Singh had said.