Bihar Minister charged with violating model code

Last Updated: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 18:22

Bhagalpur: An FIR has been registered
against Bihar Minister for Public Health Engineering
Department Ashvani Kumar Choubey charging him in with
violating the model code of conduct ahead of the assembly
polls, official sources said today.

The case was lodged with the police here last evening by
executive magistrate Mahrndra prasad following the directive
of the district returning officer of Bhagalpur.

Choubey, a senior BJP leader, has been charged with making
announcements for making the airport here operational for
domestic flight to allegedly influence voters in his Bhagalpur
assembly constituency.

He has also been charged with holding a meeting of BJP
workers in the town here without permission from district
authorities, the sources said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 18:22

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