Bihar police seek arrest warrant against Lalu’s nephew in alleged land grab case
A Danapur resident has filed a case against Nagendra Rai, nephew of Lalu Yadav and three others alleging that they have attempted to grab 13 katthas of land owned by him.patna Updated: Apr 26, 2018 19:01 IST
Bihar police have approached court seeking an arrest warrant against Nagendra Rai, nephew of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, and three more people in an alleged land grab case.
A Danapur resident, 60-year-old Subhash Prasad, has filed a case against Nagendra Rai, Kishun Rai, Sushil Rai and Raghunandan Rai alleging that they have attempted to grab 13 katthas of land owned by him along the Danapur-Khagaul road.
Also, he alleged that they have demanded 10% of the land’s value.
“The accused are harassing the landowner and preventing him from carrying out any construction there. They have been frequently driving away the labourers,” Prasad said in his complaint.
In another complaint at Danapur police station, Prasad alleged that Rai had threatened him with dire consequences if his demands were not met. Rai could not be reached for comments.
According to Danapur superintendent of police (west) Rabindra Kumar, an attempt was made to forge land papers to stake claim to the plot.
Police requested the court of additional chief judicial magistrate that it was imperative to arrest Rai and the others for take action in the case.
A police officer, requesting not to be identified, said Rai was involved in illegal activities in the past too.
In 2003, a director of the Buddha Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Raghvendra Narayan Rai, alleged in a complaint filed with Shastrinagar police that more than two dozen armed criminals led by Nagendra Rai broke the gate and entered his house and threatened to kill his family.
Former BSEB chairman Subhash Sharma had also lodged a case against Rai in 2004 for threatening him with “dire consequences”.
According to criminologists, land disputes and land grabbing generate the most number of crimes in Bihar.
RJD chief Prasad is facing charges of an alleged land deal in lieu of railway contract when he was the railway minister and the matter is being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The Bharatiya Janata Party has accused the RJD chief, daughter Misa Bharti, and his two sons of indulging in dubious land deals by misusing their office for “quid pro quo” transactions. The RJD has dismissed the allegations as politically motivated.
First Published: Apr 26, 2018 19:01 IST