Beni son charged with attempt to murder

Barabanki: An FIR was on Wednesday registered against Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma, his son Rakesh Verma and others by a local Congress leader levelling against them the charge of attempt to murder, a senior police official said.

The FIR has been registered by one Shiv Shankar Shukla, who alleged that on Nov 21, Beni, Rakesh and eight-10 others had attacked to kill him when he went to meet them.

The FIR was registered at the city police station under section 307 IPC (attempt to murder), Superintendent of Police RK Bhardwaj told.

Rakesh is Congress candidate from Dariyabad constituency and was a minister in Mulayam Singh Yadav government.

During the tour of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to Uttar Pradesh, local Congress leaders have been venting their ire against Beni Prasad Verma for allegedly ignoring devoted party workers and promoting outsiders.