MLAs harassed in Bareilly jail: SP
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 18:43
Lucknow: Welcoming controversial MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya's release from Bareilly jail, Samajwadi Party on Saturday alleged elected representatives, including the independent legislator, were harassed in the prison.

The UP government harassed elected representatives in the jail. "The government made efforts to ensure that they remain behind the bars," Leader of Opposition in UP and senior SP leader Shivpal Yadav told reporters here.

Raja Bhaiya, arrested for allegedly threatening and trying to kill a panchayat poll candidate in UP, was released on bail yesterday following an Allahabad Court order.

Raja Bhaiya and 10 others -- including SP MP Shailendra Kumar, SP MLA Vinod Saroj and SP MLC Akshay Pratap Singh alias Gopalji -- were arrested on December 19 on a complaint by Manoj Kumar Shukla, the BSP candidate for Babuganj block head post alleging that the independent MLA and his aides had tried to murder him.

Yadav alleged the leaders were arrested in fake cases. Accusing the ruling BSP of indulging in corruption, he said black money from the was deposited in foreign banks through Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan.

"A thorough inquiry should be into Hasan Ali case as it will reveal big names and major exposures will be made," Yadav claimed.


First Published: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 18:43

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