FIR filed against UP minister

An FIR has been registered against Uttar Pradesh minister for weights and measures Ramhet Bharti for allegedly threatening a local resident to withdraw a criminal case lodged against his supporter.

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010, 13:12 PM IST

Sitapur: An FIR has been registered
against Uttar Pradesh minister for weights and measures Ramhet
Bharti for allegedly threatening a local resident to withdraw
a criminal case lodged against his supporter.

The FIR was registered against the minister and seven
others yesterday on the direction of a local court, a senior police official told reporters.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Kushalpal had passed the order
for registering the FIR while taking up an application filed
by Moolchand Gautam on November 2.

In his application, Gautam alleged that Bharti and seven
others had threatened and asked him to withdraw a criminal
case filed by him against Kuldeep under the Scheduled Castes
and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

The minister was not available for comments.

PTI