Bilaspur, September 23: The supporters of Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo staged a demonstration outside Kotwali Police Station in Bilaspur on Tuesday to protest the lodging of an FIR against State Congress Secretary Pankaj Singh for allegedly manhandling a medical worker.

"On September 19, we got a complaint from a worker of government-run Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS). We have booked (Pankaj Singh) based on the retrieved CCTV footage from the hospital. The investigation is underway," said Deepak Jha, superintendent of police (SP), Bilaspur on Wednesday.

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"It's (FIR) an act of revenge," Pankaj Singh said Congress MLA Shailesh Pandey called the police action "unfortunate" while adding that the leader was implicated for his closeness to Deo.

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"Police action is unfortunate. The action has been taken because we're supporters of TS Deo," said Pandey.

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