BJP legislator, 8 others booked for murder over poll rivalry in UP’s Baghpat
BJP’s Badaut MLA Krishnapal Malik has been charged with conspiracy to murder.india Updated: Oct 31, 2017 15:39 IST
Police in Uttar Pradesh registered an FIR on Tuesday against nine people, including a BJP legislator, in connection with the killing of a man over panchayat poll rivalry, following which three persons were arrested.
BJP’s Badaut MLA Krishnapal Malik has been charged with conspiracy to murder even as he termed it an “effort” to malign his political image.
Police said that on Sunday, a man named Amit (30) was killed in an attack by his relative and former gram pradhan Ramvir in Hilwadi village in Baghpat.
The two were rivals in the last gram pradhan elections. Five others were also injured in the incident that took place in an area under Badaut Kotwali police station, they said.
Rubbishing the allegations, Malik said he has been framed to malign his image and that he was ready for any probe.
“An impartial inquiry would be conducted and action will be taken against those found involved in the crime,” superintendent of police Jaiprakash said.