Police probe Bihar legislator`s role in murder

Police on Monday began probing the role of Bihar`s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Asha Sinha in a murder case after her vehicle was found used by nine men arrested for the daylight killing, police said on Monday.

Patna: Police on Monday began probing the role of Bihar`s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Asha Sinha in a murder case after her vehicle was found used by nine men arrested for the daylight killing, police said on Monday.

On Saturday morning, three bike-borne assailants killed Harish Paswan. Nine men were arrested for the murder after they were found in a Scorpio -- owned by Asha Sinha, a legislator from Danapur near Patna.

According to police, the assailants used the legislator`s vehicle after changing the original number plate.

"It is not proper to say anything until her role is verified in the case," said Harpreet Kaur, a probationer Indian Police Service officer.

Paswan`s mother Uma Devi accused the legislator of conniving with the accused to murder her son.

However, Sinha denied having any role in the murder. "I was preparing to go to a wedding party in Khagaul when the driver left with the vehicle without informing me," she said.

Sinha`s husband Satya Narayan Sinha was killed in 2004.

IANS

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