According to the FIR, Madhya Pradesh police filed a case against four people for abusing two young people in the Umaria district, including a tehsildar and a Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM). The FIR further stated that the accused have been identified as tehsildar Sandeep Singh’s supporter, driver of SDM Narendra Das Panika, Bandhavgarh SDM Amit Singh, and Bandhavgarh tehsildar Vinod Kumar.
The FIR copy further read that, “One of the youths, Prakash Dahiya told the police that he was coming back from Khaira to Bharola, places in the district, in a car with the other youth Shivam Yadav, who was driving it on Monday evening. They met with SDM’s car on the way and Shivam did not take the car off from the road (overtake SDM’s car). After which the SDM’s car started chasing their car.”