Yashwant Sinha surrenders to police after FIR

Last Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 19:03

Hazaribagh: Senior BJP leader
Yashwant Sinha and 18 others on Thursday surrendered to a police
station, a day after Central Coalfield Limited (CCL) lodged an
FIR against them for allegedly holding its General Manager
Prabhakar Chaki captive in its office at Charhi near here.

The accused went to Charhi police station and
surrendered in the presence of Sub-divisional Officer Kumkum
Prasad and Additional SP Sudarshan Mandal, police said.

The accused dismissed the allegation as "baseless" and
said they would prefer jail to bail as they were on a
`Satyagraha`.

The CCL had yesterday filed the FIR against Sinha and
18 others charging them with holding its GM captive for six
hours on April 10.

A large number of people including the accused
demonstrated in support of their demands including opening a
new coal dump yard to allow villagers of Phusri benefit from
coal sale.

The demand was rejected by the GM on the ground that
there was already one dump yard at Bahera under the same
project, CCL sources said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 19:03

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