Faizabad: A criminal case has been lodged
at Maharajganj police station in the district against BSP
candidate from Gosaiganj assembly seat for allegedly
threatening voters and having them beaten up brutally.
BSP candidate Indra Pratap Tiwari alias Khabbu Tiwari has
been accused of asking his goons armed with rifles and pistols
to beat a group of voters when they said they will vote for
the Samajwadi Party in the ensuing assembly polls in the
state, officer-in-charge of the police station said.
A case has been lodged and the information sent to the
election commission, the officer said.
The complainant has alleged that he and his associates
were returning home on Sunday afternoon when they were
intercepted by Tiwari and his heavily armed goons.
They were asked which party they will vote for in the
coming polls and when they said they will vote for the
Samajwadi Party, on Tiwari`s orders his cronies started
beating them with rifle butts and hockey sticks.