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Pappu Yadav made 670 calls from jail in Nov

December 12, 2004 17:24 IST
Last Updated: December 12, 2004 17:27 IST

A total 670 calls were made in November -- about 22 calls a day -- from the mobile phone seized from jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Rajesh Rajan alias Pappu Yadav during a raid on Beur jail.

The print out of mobile calls, released by the jail authorities, revealed that 284 calls where made in the first fortnight of the month and 386 calls in the second fortnight.

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The phone, registered in the name of the Yadav's sister Anita Ranjan, was found in the jailed MP's shoe on December 8 during a crackdown by prison administration on criminals running kidnapping and extortion activities from behind bars.

Investigations of the calls made by the Madhepura MP have revealed that he had talks with Bihar jail minister Raghvendra Pratap Singh and many other ministers in the Rabri Devi cabinet, including irrigation minister Jagdanand Singh and minister of state for power Shyam Razak, from inside Beur jail.

Yadav is in jail in connection with the murder of Communist Party of India-Marxist MLA Ajit Sarkar in 1998.

The calls lasted from half-a-minute to 20 minutes.

Calls were also made from the seized mobile phone to Yadav's wife and Lok Janshakti Party MP from Saharsa, Ranjeeta Ranjan.

Many officials in Madhepura, Saharsa and elsewhere were also contacted from the same phone, inquires by jail authorities revealed.

Playing down the controversy, RJD chief and railway minister Lalu Prasad on Sunday argued there is no machine that could identify the place from where one is making a call.

"By the same logic one can call even a judge," Prasad said and flayed the media for highlighting negative things at the cost of positive ones.

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Number of User Comments: 6

Sub: 670 calls from jail in 30 days !!!!!!!!!!!!

India is being ruled by hard core blue & white collar criminals for the last 57 years !

Posted by geeta

Sub: isnt there any accountability ?

the simplest of the punishment should be given out to the jailors, and all responsible. make them all accountible. start from here, make the country ...

Posted by rayker

Sub: 670 calls !

How can anyone make 670 calls on the handphone without charging the handphone. Surely there is connivance of the jail authorities in this.


Sub: Place of making the call

Our dear Lalu needs to be reminded that it is very much possible to findout from where a particular call has been made from a ...

Posted by Sujeet

Sub: Mobile location

Lalu Yadav only know how to justify criminalisation of Bihar, By keeping people illiterate. Before making this type of foolish comment he should check with ...

Posted by Neera


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