Bilaspur : The son of former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi's son has been arrested on charges of furnishing false details in his poll affidavit.

A case was registered against Amit Jogi under Section 420 (Cheating) on February 3, 2018 for furnishing false information in his affidavit.

The charges were based on a complaint by BJP leader Sameera Packra, who fought against Amit Jogi in the 2013 assembly elections from a reserved seat in Marwahi.

According to reports, Jogi's house had initially been surrounded by police, following which he was arrested.

The incident comes soon after an FIR was registered against his father Ajit Jodi in Bilaspur district, days after a government-appointed committee rejected his claim of being a tribal.

 A high-level case scrutiny committee set up by the state government had dismissed Ajit Jogi's claim of belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST) and cancelled his caste certificates.

Ajit Jogi, who served as the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh, was booked for "fradulently" obtaining caste certificates, said police.

Ajit Jogi's claim of being a tribal has been rejected multiple times in the past too. The case against Jogi was filed on Thursday under Section 10(1) of the Chhattisgarh Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (Regulation of Certification of Social Status) Rules, 2013, on the direction of the district administration, Bilaspur SP Prashant Agarwal told news agency PTI.