Bihar MLA booked for slapping bank official

The Branch Manager of Gwaltoli branch of Allahabad Bank was slapped by CPI(ML) legislator Mehboob Alam in Katihar.

By: PTI | Katihar | Published: July 30, 2016 2:41 pm
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A CPI(ML) Legislator Mehboob Alam was booked on Saturday for allegedly slapping a branch manager of a bank in Bihar’s Katihar district. Rakesh Ranjan, Branch Manager of Gwaltoli branch of Allahabad Bank, lodged a complaint against the MLA for allegedly slapping and abusing him besides trying to forcibly close the branch and creating disturbances in discharging duty, a police official said.

Ranjan had filed a written complaint on Friday to the Superintendent of Police Sidharth Mohan Jain about the incident that occurred at Gwaltoli branch of the Bank on Thursday. Acting on the SP’s directive, the FIR was lodged against two named persons, including the MLA, and some unnamed persons, he said.

When contacted Alam, an MLA from Balirampur Assembly constituency in Katihar district, told reporters “the allegations are completely baseless. If the branch manager has lodged a case against me then I will also lodge a counter case… I had gone with people’s problem to the branch manager who is a corrupt man.” Police got a CCTV footage which confirmed the incident of slapping, the police official said.

Bank workers have been opposing the government’s proposal to merge SBI’s associate banks with itself. In addition to this, unions are also against the government’s proposed move to privatise IDBI Bank.

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  1. r
    Jul 30, 2016 at 9:54 am
    Shame on the MLA. He must be suspended from the embly immediately . These goonda MLAs must be debarred from being MLAs . He thinks our laws are a joke and he says that he will file a counter case when there is CCTV footage and the MLA has be caught slapping manager on film he has denied this . Our MLAs are the worst criminals in India today