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Bihar: BJP MLA`s role under scanner in murder case

Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 17:45

Patna: Ruling BJP MLA Asha Sinha`s role
is being probed in a murder case after eight persons accused
in the case were found traveling in her vehicle and arrested.

Three motorcycle-borne gunmen shot dead a man,
identified as Harish Pawan, in Garikhana locality here on
Saturday, the police said.

Pawan`s mother Uma Devi complained to police that some
armed persons had visited her home at Garikhana a day before
the incident in the same vehicle and threatened her son with
dire consequences.

She alleged "Everything has been done at her
instructions."

"We have now decided to question the MLA," the sources
said. The MLA, Sinha, however, denied the charges.

A few hours after Harish was murdered, police had
seized an SUV of the legislator in which the accused persons
were traveling.

Two country-made pistols, a foreign-made pistol, 12
rounds of ammunition, Rs 35,000 in cash and eight cellphones
were also seized during the operation, they said.

The MLA, claimed she had a wedding function to attend
at Khagaul on Saturday evening and was getting ready inside
her house at Sarari when "I got the shocking news of the
arrest of my driver with some persons with firearms", she
claimed.

PTI

First Published: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 17:45
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