Rajasthan police name 3 more in probe over plot to topple Ashok Gehlot govt

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Rajasthan police name 3 more in probe over plot to topple Ashok Gehlot govt


An investigation by the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Rajasthan police has found that three more people, apart from two men who have already been arrested, are involved in a plot to destabilise the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government, said a senior police official associated with the probe.

“The two men arrested in the case confessed that the planning to topple the government started in April and these two were given details of several Independent MLAs,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

On a complaint by chief whip Mahesh Joshi, SOG registered a case of sedition and conspiracy against unknown people for attempting to topple the Congress-led state government.On Saturday, SOG arrested Bharat Malani of Ajmer and Ashok Singh of Banswara on charges of plotting to topple the Gehlot government, after the interception of phone calls.

The arrests came in the midst of a bitterfeud between Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, who was on Tuesday sacked as deputy CM of Rajasthan, removed as state president of the party and accused of conspiring with the Bharatiya Janata Party to destabilise the government.

The three others involved in the plot belong to the National Capital R

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