RJD MLA booked for abusing teachers over not providing buses for Lalu rally
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RJD MLA booked for abusing teachers over not providing buses for Lalu rally

FIR against RJD MLA Sanjay Kumar Singh Yadav for assaulting government school headmaster and hurling caste slurs at him. The legislator has denied charges.

india Updated: Sep 19, 2017 13:41 IST
Prasun K Mishra
Prasun K Mishra
Hindustan times, Sasaram
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RJD MLA Sanjay Kumar Singh Yadav allegedly abused a government school headmaster.(HT Photo)

Bihar police have registered a First Information Report against a Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) legislator for allegedly hurling caste slurs and assaulting a government school headmaster in Rohtas district on Monday.

RJD MLA from Karakat, Sanjay Kumar Singh Yadav, is also accused of threatening 14 other school teachers for their alleged failure to arrange two buses for RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s anti-BJP rally in Patna on August 27.

Yadav has, however, denied all charges.

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In his complaint to the police, headmaster in-charge of Ramroop high school, Godari Ramvriksh Paswan, 40, said that Yadav abused and assaulted him after coming to the school with 150 other supporters on Monday. He then allegedly went around the school, entering every classroom and threatening teachers with dire consequences. The MLA was ticked off by the failure of the school to make available two buses for the party rally in Patna on August 27, the complaint said.

Fourteen other school teachers have also levelled similar charges against Yadav in a separate petition to the police.

School headmaster Vikas Maurya was on leave and Paswan was officiating in his absence.

Refuting the charges, Yadav said he visited the school in the capacity of ex-officio president of the school management committee to verify public complaints that the school was charging illegal fees for registration and for issuing school leaving certificates.

Yadav said he had also received complaints regarding anomalies in purchase of sports and other items. “I directed the in-charge headmaster to return the excess amount realised from students for registration and school leaving certificates. I never abused, assaulted or threatened any teacher,” he added.

Yadav alleged that the police case registered against him was fabricated and done at the instigation of a former MLA who had turned the school into a pocket organisation.

“I will contact my lawyer for taking suitable legal action against teachers and all those responsible for maligning my reputation,” he added.

Rohtas superintendent of police Manavjeet Singh Dhillon said that an FIR had been lodged against the MLA and his supporters under various sections of prevention of atrocities (SC/ST) act and the Indian Penal Code. “We are investigating the case and wish to assure you that the guilty will not be spared,” the SP added.

This is not the first time that an RJD legislator is in the eye of the storm.

RJD legislator from Nawada, Raj Ballabh Yadav, is languishing in jail for allegedly abducting and raping a minor schoolgirl on February 6 last year.

In January 2016, Ranjeet Yadav, son of another RJD MLA Kunti Devi, was accused of allegedly thrashing a doctor at a government health facility in Gaya. He later surrendered in court and was sent to jail. He has half a dozen criminal cases, including those of murder, against him.

Former minister and RJD legislator from Belaganj, Surendra Yadav, was in the news when he sustained burn injuries during a brawl at a confectionery shop in Gaya last December.

First Published: Sep 19, 2017 13:36 IST