BHAGALPUR: Junior Union minister for health and family welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s son, Arijit Shashwat, has been named as accused in an FIR in connection with the clashes between two communities in Nathnagar on the outskirts of Bhagalpur on Saturday.
Several shops were vandalised during the clashes. According to the FIR, Arijit led the procession to celebrate the first day of Vikarm Samvat, the Hindu calendar. The clashes began when locals objected to the blocking of the procession which was playing Hindu religious songs. Minister Choubey said the Vikram Samvat procession had nothing to do with the clashes.