A Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA and his supporters were booked on charges of assaulting a Railway Protection Security Force (RPSF) constable at a polling booth in Sitapur’s Biswan area Wednesday.
Based on a complaint by Dharampal (30), who sustained minor injuries, police have registered FIR against Ram Pal Yadav, MLA from Biswan constituency in Sitapur, and his 10-15 unidentified supporters at Biswan police station.
A case has been registered against Yadav on various charges including criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty. No arrests have been made yet. Circle Officer, Sitapur, Deependra Nath Chowdhary said they are trying to trace the absconding MLA and identify his supporters involved in the crime.
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Biswan police station, SHO, Yogender Singh said Yadav and supporters allegedly assaulted Dharampal who had reportedly stopped them from entering the polling booth at Kutubpur village without an identity card.
A heated exchange occurred between the MLA, who said he did not need to show his identity card, and the constable, later an angry MLA and his supporters assaulted the constable. Other security personnel and staff at the polling booth intervened and rescued the constable.