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'Kidnapped' BJP man turns up to 'defend' Congress workers

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi
May 09, 2004 11:37 PM IST

"I went with a Congman, who promised that my picture would appear on TV if I said I got sarees from Goel's men," said Hiralal.

Hours after the saree controversy, BJP today alleged that one of its workers was abducted by "Congress workers", but the "kidnapped" man himself turned up to dismiss the charges.

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Supporters of BJP's candidate from Sadar constituency Vijay Goel, had approached Timarpurlice station in North Delhi alleging that a party worker named Hiralal had been abducted by Congress workers and sought to file an FIR.

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But soon after, Hiralal himself turned up and said, "I had gone with a Congress worker Prakash Anand, who promised that my picture would appear on TV if I said that I had received sarees from Goel's men".

"However, Anand was scolded by a Congress MLA and he fled leaving me behind," he said.

Hiralal said when he made it back on foot to his house in Sanjay Basti in North Delhi, he found that BJP workers had pressurised his mother to lodge a police complaint.

"I was not kidnapped, these allegations are false," he said.

Meanwhile, police sources said they had not registered any FIR in the matter as it was not a cognisable offence but was enquiring into it.

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