RJD Saharsa MLA Arun Kumar Yadav and his two sons have been booked for beating up and threatening over a dozen scheduled caste construction workers at their paternal Aaran village under Bihara police station. The MLA and his sons were allegedly trying to grab the sold out land plot where the workers were working.
Bihara police station in-charge Sanwar Alam confirmed the FIR against Yadav, his two sons – Amrendra Kumar Yadav alias Tutu and Gautam Kumar Yadav – and their associate Mohammed Allauddin. The case was lodged on 19 August under IPC sections of 323 (causing hurt), 324 (causing hurt with dangerous weapons), 329 (causing grievous hurt with intent to extort property), 504 (intentional insult with intent to cause breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intentions and also under SC/ST Act provisions,
Complainant Sanjay Sharma, in the FIR, said, “As 13 people including me had been digging earth to raise boundary wall on the plot of Panna Kamesh, Amrendra and Gautam, sons of MLA, came with Alauddin and started abusing and later beating us with brick and spade. We eventually had to leave the sight. I request police to take strong action against”rangdar (influential)” MLA who has terrorised the village and surrounding areas”.
Sharma later told The Indian Express: “The 11 decimal land (4790 square feet), which was sold out by Aran villager Balkeshwar Prasad Yadav, an Aaran villager to Panna Kamesh in May 2015, another village, all of sudden started attracting the MLA, who could have easily purchased it had he wished so. Since he enjoys clout, he wants to bully my owner, who does not live here and has left it to me to take care of fencing work”.
Aran police station Sub Inspector and investigating officer of the case told The Indian Express: “We have so far recorded statement of workers but have not yet questioned the accused MLA and his two sons”.
Reacting to the incident, RJD spokesperson Mritunjay Tiwari said, “The police have been doing its duty and there is no question of defending our MLA if he is wrong”.