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Bihar Congress MLA booked for abducting girl

Masaurhi police said the case against the Bikram MLA was lodged on the basis of a local resident’s complaint.

A Congress MLA from Bikram and the son of an RJD MLA have been booked in two separate criminal cases in Bihar.

While the Congress MLA from Bikram, Siddharth Singh, has been booked for allegedly abducting an 18-year-old girl from Masaurhi on Thursday, a case has been lodged against Atri RJD legislator Kunti Devi’s son for allegedly assaulting a doctor on Wednesday night.

Masaurhi police said the case against the Bikram MLA was lodged on the basis of a local resident’s complaint. According to the complaint, the MLA arrived near the complainant’s house and abducted his daughter as soon she stepped out of the house.

Police said the Bikram legislator, son of renowned child specialist Utpal Kant, had earlier abducted the girl in 2014. The girl was brought back by Jehanabad Police after 23 days.

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But the police said it could be a case of “love affair” too. The legislator is married and has a child.

Bihar Congress spokesperson H K Verma said, “The police should investigate the case and take appropriate action. The law is applicable to one and all. A crime is a crime.”

In another incident, Ranjeet Yadav, son of RJD MLA from Atri Kunti Devi, allegedly roughed up additional primary healthcare in-charge Dr S K Sinha after an argument over the doctor’s attendance. The doctor was hospitalised. “Ranjeet has been a bully and an extra-constitutional authority in the area,” he said.

Atri Police have lodged a case against Yadav after the area DSP probed the matter. RJD spokesperson Manoj Jha said, “The police should do its duty in the Atri case.”

Further developments:

With regard to this news item titled “Bihar Congress MLA booked for abducting girl” (29 January, 2016), that a police station had filed a case against Congress Bikram MLA Siddharth Sharma alias Siddharth Singh and one Mukesh Sharma under IPC sections 364 (kidnapping with intention of murder) and 366 (A) (procuration of a minor girl). The report was completely based on FIR (46/ 2016) registered by Masaurhi (Patna) police station on 28 January, 2016.

The MLA has clarified that the case was false.

We had duly reported the subsequent development under headline “Woman surfaces before at SSP’s office, claims she was not kidnapped (29 January, 2016).  The case against the Congress MLA did not stand after the girl gave her statement in local court saying she was not kidnapped and also presented proof of she not being a minor.