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Bihar: JD(U) leader held for assault on journalist over liquor raid

india Updated: Mar 04, 2017 20:50 IST
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A senior district leader of ruling JD(U) was arrested on Saturday on the charge of assaulting a television journalist in the wake of a raid at an eatery in his name from where the liquor was found.

JD(U) leader Dinesh Kumar Singh was arrested from Patna and will be brought to Chapra, superintendent of police Anysuya Ran Singh told PTI.

Following a tip off, an excise department team on Friday night raided an eatery in the name of Dinesh Kumar Singh, and recovered a half-filled liquor bottle and some empty bottles of alcohol, the SP said.

Singh, former Saran district president of JD(U), has given the eatery, located in the compound of the Divisional Commissioner’s office, to another person on lease.

The journalist, Santosh Gupta, alleged in an FIR that Singh suspected he had given the tip off to the excise department and assaulted him.