An FIR has been registered against caretaker Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das for allegedly making "objectionable" remarks on JMM working president Hemant Soren's caste, police said.
Based on a grievance lodged through Soren on December 19, a preliminary probe into the rely was performed by Sub- Divisional police officer Arvind Upadhyay and then the FIR used to be registered at Mihijam police station, Jamtara SP Anshuman Kumar said.
The FIR used to be registered against the outgoing chief minister underneath the SC/ST Act on Wednesday, police said.
Soren had filed the complaint towards Das at Dumka Police Station, accusing him of making "objectionable" remarks on his caste during an election meeting in Jamtara, the SP said.
"I have filed a criticism with the SC/ST police station in Dumka in opposition to the chief minister, who used objectionable words on my caste all through a poll assembly at Jamtara's Mihijam on Wednesday," Soren had until now informed reporters.
"His words damage my feeling and honour. Is it an offence to take delivery in a tribal family?" he had said.
BJP Jharkhand unit spokesman Pratul Shahdeo had then claimed that Soren's "absurd allegation" against the chief minister was a tactic after he was deplored for his remarks that people sporting saffron robes were robbing women of their honour.