RTO assault: FIR lodged against Minister Chaurasia

Lal had claimed that he had submitted a written complaint to the police, which refused to register an FIR.

By: Express News Service | Allahabad | Published: July 4, 2015 1:10:51 am

An FIR has been lodged against state Minister of State for Child Nutrition and Basic Education Kailash Chaurasia for allegedly assaulting and threatening a regional transport officer (RTO) of Mirzapur district on June 12.

The FIR was lodged at Katra Kotwali police station in Mirzapur on the directives of the chief judicial magistrate court on Thursday, Station Incharge S Ahmed said.

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The court on Thursday had directed that an FIR be registered against Chaurasia, his PRO and another person in connection with the case.

According to RTO Chunni Lal, the minister, on June 12, had called him at his office in Katra area of Mirzapur and asked not to let a clerk join office. When Lal pointed out that though the clerk was transferred, he had got a stay on the order from the Allahabad High Court, Chaurasia became angry and threatened him. The minister’s PRO, Dr Arvind Srivastava, and another unidentified person also assaulted him, Lal has alleged.

Lal had claimed that he had submitted a written complaint to the police, which refused to register an FIR. He had then approached higher-ups in his department for support.

The Uttar Pradesh Transport Officers’ Association had also supported his cause.

Lal had also alleged that the minister wanted illegal money from the department to be given to him.

However, Chaurasia had denied the charges and accused Lal of being involved in malpractices.

Finally, on June 20, Lal — through his counsel Vijay Singh — filed a complaint case under Section 156 (3) of Criminal Procedure Code before CJM Rajesh Bhardwaj.

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