SP legislator's property to be attached
A court in Varanasi issued orders to attach the property of Samajwadi Party legislator Abdul Samad Ansari, who is absconding after being accused of having assaulted an additional district magistrate, police said.india Updated: Jul 29, 2009 14:55 IST
A court in Varanasi on Wednesday issued orders to attach the property of Samajwadi Party (SP) legislator Abdul Samad Ansari, who is absconding after being accused of having assaulted an additional district magistrate (ADM), police said.
On Tuesday, the Varanasi police procured arrest warrants for Ansari, legislator from Varanasi (North), and party corporator Manoj Rai who, along with over a dozen other people, allegedly assaulted ADM (Protocol) RK Singh in his office Monday.
According to a first information report (FIR) filed by Singh, Ansari and Rai came to his office along with their supporters to procure an official paper.
"As the process takes time, they insisted that their work should be done on priority basis. Soon they started beating me," Singh told reporters.
"Efforts are on to nab them. We had information that they were hiding in Lucknow. Police teams raided the legislator's residence in Varanasi and his official flat in Lucknow's Darulshafa area on Tuesday," Superintendent of Police (City) Vijay Bhushan told IANS.
In the FIR, Singh had alleged that Ansari was forcing him to ignore legal formalities and issue a solvency certificate in favour of an acquaintance called Sunita Mishra.