JD(U) MLA arrested for ‘misbehaving with couple’

Alam, the third term JD(U) MLA from Jokihat in Araria district, is subjected to more questioning after his arrest, the SP said.

By: Express News Service | Patna | Updated: January 25, 2016 1:28 am
Sarfaraz Alam, Sarfaraz Alam rajdhani incident, Sarfaraz Alam harrasment, JD(U), JD(U) MLA, Rajdhani Express, Rajdhani Express incident, india news Patna: JD(U) suspended MLA Sarfaraz Alam, appear GRP Police Station at Patna junction who was booked for allegedly abusing a couple inside Rajdhani Express, in Patna on Saturday. PTI photo

Patna Government Railway Police (GRP) Sunday arrested JD(U) MLA from Jokihat Sarfaraz Alam for allegedly misbehaving with a couple on the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express on January 17-18.

The MLA, who had earlier denied that he was on the train, said during interrogation that he was travelling on it with his bodyguards without tickets. However, he denied allegations of misbehaving with the Delhi-based couple belonging to Punjab.

Alam was booked for sexual assault among other charges under the IPC. Patna Rail SP P N Mishra said, “He was called for interrogation a second time and arrested on Sunday.” Alam was suspended from the JD(U) on Saturday.

Late Sunday night, the MLA was released on conditional bail.

The police said they had a strong case against the MLA, who had allegedly used abusive language against the woman complainant. She reportedly recognised Alam after the police showed her his photograph.

The JD(U) suspended Alam reportedly after police studied CCTV footage that showed him coming out of Patna station after alighting from the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express. State party president Bashistha Narayan Singh said: “The party cannot tolerate indiscipline. We suspended Alam.”

The couple lodged the complaint on January 18. The MLA then claimed he had taken the road route, and not travelled by train. He also produced toll tax receipts to prove his “innocence” and threatened legal action against people defaming him.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Saturday: “I gave Alam time to meet me on January 19. When he did not turn up, I guessed there was something fishy.”

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  1. A
    Jan 24, 2016 at 3:10 pm
    Well done Nitish. Centre has lot to learn from Bihar.
    1. S
      Jan 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm
      Does the railway police work under the directions of Centre or State ?
    2. F
      Jan 24, 2016 at 9:42 pm
      Jai Bhim, moody😞 feku sarkar murdabad
      1. M
        Jan 24, 2016 at 8:09 pm
        FAKE ID joker do people like you made ENTIRE MUSLIMS feel bad we will kick you out of the country
        1. M
          Jan 24, 2016 at 8:07 pm
          Well come to JUNGAL RAJ2 BIHARAIS where is your face you VOTED most arrogant of INDIA NK and combined with JOKER OF INDIA RJD enjoy BIHAR and you deserve this rule you need it very badly rest all STATES growing very fast where has BIHAR gone haaa..... LONG LIVE TEAM MODI and BJP
          1. S
            Jan 24, 2016 at 2:15 pm
            This is how Nitish and Kejriwal manage govt., quick justice be it MP or MLA or any Official... And our Modi govt. So many allegations of corruption and misconduct against there ministers, still occupying post like a rat in a , crossing all limits without any shame... People are watching and understanding, they will give bjp a cruel reply in elections
            1. R
              Jan 25, 2016 at 7:24 am
              lol, Nitish's best friend is a convicted criminal and this stupid fellow is talking about action against ministers. lol.
              1. C
                Chandrashekhar Deshpande
                Jan 25, 2016 at 3:04 am
                It is joke that Nitish is taking the credit for action. Only Media can take the credit about this incident. As far as JDU and RJD is concern they should not hurry for action otherwise before its tenor i.e. 5 years there would be only dozen MLAs or MPs will reamin in the Party.
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