Recently, a 90-second audio clip revealed a purported conversation between a close aide of Bhupinder Singh Hooda and a Khap leader, allegedly to incite violence.
On February 24, an FIR was registered in Rohtak, against Virender Singh with allegations of inciting violence during the Jat quota agitation.
The FIR was lodged on the basis of a complaint lodged by Captain (retd) Pawan Anchal, a resident of Bhiwani. Besides charges of sedition, offences of criminal conspiracy and damaging public property have also been included.
While speaking to a TV news channel
, Virender admitted it is his voice in the sting, but said the context has been distorted. Virender has denied having said anything that might have instigated violence.
He was heard saying:
“Tell the boys of INSO (student organisation of the Indian National Lok Dal) and INLD men that you do drama of support (for the Jats) but you have not blocked even an ant in the villages of Sirsa… Get it done in Sirsa.”
The captain replies that he will get it done.
In his defence, Virender Singh said that the use of ant was a metaphor and that he actually was asking for peace.