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Police attaches property of absconding RJD MLA

February 28, 2016 18:38 IST

Police attached the property of absconding RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav, who is facing rape charges involving a minor. M I Khan/ reports from Patna. 

Police on Sunday attached property of absconding Rajballabh Yadav, a MLA of the ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal who is accused of raping a minor girl and failed to surrender in the court. 

A day after Nalanda district court allowed police to go ahead to attach property of Yadav, police have attached his property of his house at his native village English Pathra in Nawada district.

Police have also seized ‘lantern’ election symbol of the RJD from Yadav’s house during attachment of property.

Yadav has been absconding since Feb 9 but four of his accomplices have been arrested.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday announced in the state legislative assembly that a speedy trial would be conducted of ruling RJD MLA Rajballabh Yadav, accused for allegedly raping a minor girl and absconding.

“Speedy trial would be conducted of the accused MLA,” Nitish Kumar announced and refuted charges of the Bharatiya Janata Party led opposition of patronising him.

“There is no question of patronizing any one, how powerful he or she may be. The state government had already taken action in this case and arrested a woman, who was also involved in it,” he said.

Nitish Kumar said that absconding MLA have to surrender or would be arrested. “How far he would evade his arrest? He has to face the rule of law,” he said.

Early this month the RJD of the ruling Grand Alliance suspended its MLA Rajballabh Yadav for allegedly raping a minor girl.

The girl from Nalanda district filed an FIR against Yadav, the legislator from Nawada, for her rape.

Police said the charges against Yadav were found to be true during their preliminary investigation.

According to the police complaint filed by the girl, on February 6, a woman named Sulekha Devi took her to an undisclosed location in Nalanda and forced her to have liquor, after which she was raped by a man, later identified as Yadav.

After she was raped, the girl said the woman gave her Rs 30,000.

She then went home and spoke about the incident to her parents who approached police.

Last month ruling Janata Dal-United Suspended its MLA Sarfaraz Alam for allegedly misbehaving and abusing a Delhi-based couple on board Rajdhani Express.Alam waa also arrested in the case and later released on bail.

M I Khan in Patna