Kalicharan Maharaj, who was arrested and charged with sedition for allegedly abusing Mahatma Gandhi, has been sent to police remand for two days by a court.

He was arrested from Madhya Pradesh by the Chhattisgarh police in the early hours of Thursday. He was later brought to Raipur and presented at a local court. Kalicharan had used abusive language against Mahatma Gandhi while praising his assassin Nathuram Godse at a religious event — “Dharma Sansad”, on December 25-26, in Raipur.

He made derogatory remarks against Mahatma Gandhi at the event in which leaders of both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were invited.