According to sources, the police had to resort to baton-charge and use water cannons to disperse the agitated Congress workers, who received minor injuries.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh backed Chouhan, saying that a Special Task Force (STF) is probing the case and the truth will come out soon.

Chouhan had earlier this week said that the Congress was suffering from a phobia about him as it is levelling ‘baseless’ allegations of wrongdoings against him in connection with the state examination and recruitment scam.

"Earlier also Congress leaders had levelled baseless charges but in the end they turned out to be false and misleading," he said.

Chouhan said that Congress has become frustrated following a string of electoral defeats and its leaders are levelling such charges against him only to stay relevant.

The Congress had earlier accused Chouhan and his family members of being involved in the MPPEB scam, related to recruitment in various government jobs and also in the Pre-Medical Test (PMT).


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