In a bid to exert pressure on the absconding Nawada MLA Raj Ballav Yadav to surrender and answer charges against him, the police started the process of attaching his property on Sunday. The MLA is accused of raping a minor.
Yadav’s house-cum-RJD office in Nawada town, where he allegedly raped the minor, was attached.
More than 250 police personnel were deployed to avert any untoward incident during the execution of the court attachment order. Deployment started late Saturday night and vehicles’ entry to the area was banned.
A joint team of Nalanda and Nawada police, comprising eight DSPs rank police officers, besides CRPF, state rapid action forces and district armed police forces of Nawada and Nalanda, moved in together.
The police also attached the MLA’s other immovable properties in Patna, Gaya, Nalanda and Nawada, besides two petrol pumps.
Nalanda SP Kumar Ashish confirmed that more attachments would take place until his arrest or surrender.
A large number of villagers, including the MLA’s supporters, assembled at the spot while over 200 women protested against the police action.