New Delhi: Munna Bajrangi, an alleged gangster facing trial in a string of cases including the murder of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai, Friday moved a Delhi court seeking permission to file nomination papers to contest UP assembly elections as an independent candidate.
Prem Prakash alias Bajrangi, who was arrested in 2009 and is facing charges under MCOCA along with MLA Mukhtar Ansari and others, filed a plea before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav for permission to visit his hometown Jaunpur to file his nomination to contest election from Madhiyahu constituency saying he "wants to serve the nation".
"The applicant (Bajrangi) hereby seeks permission to go to Jaunpur, UP, in police custody on January 21 to file the nomination papers of MLA for the election scheduled to be held in UP on February 15, 2012," Bajrangi said in his application.
He said he "wants to serve the nation and to contest the election from the 370, Madhiyahu constituency, Uttar Pradesh" as an independent candidate.
Bajrangi told the court that the date for filing of nominations is from January 21-28 at the election office in UP and that his date of visit to Jaunpur would not clash with any of the dates of hearing in any other courts where cases against him are being heard.