RJD leader and six others arrested for model code violation

Seven RJD men, including the party`s Lakhisarai district president Prahalad Yadav were arrested for violating the model code of conduct from near Bishunpur village in the district on Thursday.

Updated: Sep 30, 2010, 20:31 PM IST

Lakhisarai (Bihar): Seven RJD men, including the party`s Lakhisarai district president Prahalad Yadav were arrested for violating the model code of conduct from near Bishunpur village in the district on Thursday.

Sub-Divisional police officer (SDPO) Rajvansh Singh said Yadav and his supporters were taken into custody after their vehicle was stopped for routine check and it was found that they were moving with two licenced firearms and 67 live cartridges.

Yadav and his supporters were on way to Suryagarha, the assembly constitutency which he had represented thrice in the past.

Singh said the firearms, cartridges and vehicle of the former MLA had been seized and they had been booked under various sections of Arms Act and IPC.

The assembly polls in Bihar are scheduled to be held in six phases in October-November.

PTI