Suspended JD (U) MP denies train delaying charge
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 11:18
Patna: Suspended JD(U) Lok Sabha member Manganilal Mandal Thursday denied the allegations that his bodyguards and supporters were involved in forcibly delaying the departure of Rajendra Nagar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express at Patna junction on Tuesday evening.

"Neither my bodyguards nor supporters ever tried to delay departure of a train. The allegations are baseless and concocted," Mandal said.

He claimed that his bodyguards were with him when he was caught in a traffic jam because of Ramnavmi procession on way to Patna juntion which led to missing the train.

Superintendent of Railway police S P Choudhary said, "An FIR has been lodged under section 341, 506 of the IPC and sections 46 and 174 of the railway act against the bodyguards and unidentified persons following the complaints filed by Patna junction manager yesterday."

Asked whether the role of JD(U) MP will also be investigated in the case, Choudhary said, "Everything would be the part of investigation."

Though the train was scheduled to leave for New Delhi from Patna junction at 1925 hrs last evening, an unidentified bodyguard of Mandal asked the guard not to allow the train to depart as the MP was yet to board the train, government police station additional in-charge L P Choudhary had said yesterday.

In the process the train got delayed by nine minutes, Choudhary had said. He has also said yesterday that An FIR was lodged against Mandal following complaint filed by Station Manager Patna junction Ram Kumar.


First Published: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 11:18

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