FIR against BSP MLA for beating villager for land



Varanasi: An FIR has been lodged against a ruling BSP MLA, his brothers and two others on the directives of a local court here for allegedly beating up and abusing a villager to forcibly acquire his land to develop a private colony, police sources said here on Sunday.

An FIR was lodged against BSP MLA from Jamania Raj Kumar Singh, his brothers Dharmendra and Balwant and two others at Shivpur police station yesterday on the order of the Judicial Magistrate on an application moved by one Ram Nath Patel, resident of a village in the constituency, they said.

The MLA and others have been charged under various sections of the IPC including causing intentional hurt to the complainant and threatening him with dire consequences, the sources said.

Ram Nath had moved an application against the MLA and others last year charging them with resorting to coercive ways to force him to part with his land to develop a private colony.

The Judicial Magistrate passed an order on his plea on August 26 directing the police to lodge a case against the MLA and others.

PTI