Cong MLA arrested in Lokayukta photo doctoring case

Congress MLA, Kalpana Parulekar, was arrested for allegedly doctoring photograph of State Lokayukta P P Naolekar to show that he was a former RSS worker.

Updated: Feb 03, 2012, 21:17 PM IST

Bhopal: Congress MLA, Kalpana Parulekar, was
on Friday arrested for allegedly doctoring photograph of State
Lokayukta P P Naolekar to show that he was a former RSS
worker.

She was arrested from Mahidpur, her constituency in
the Ujjain district, said IG-CID, C V Muniraju.

The case was registered by the CID Bhopal after state
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra raised the
issue during the last assembly session.

The allegation against Parulekar is that to prove that
the ruling BJP had favoured Naolekar, a former Supreme Court
Judge, in appointing the Lokayukta, she produced a doctored
photograph of Naolekar which showed him in RSS uniform. For
this, Naolekar`s photograph was morphed with that of RSS
supremo Mohan Bhagwat.

The photograph was supplied to the assembly press room;
it was also produced in the house during a no-confidence
motion.

Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Ajay Singh, state
Congress chief Kantilal Bhuria and Congress general secretary
in-charge of the state, B K Hariprasad, termed the action
"politically motivated".

PTI