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Agri minister booked for poll code violation


PATNA: An FIR used to be lodged at Khagaul police station on Sunday in opposition to 20 other folks, together with state agriculture minister Prem Kumar, BJP ladies cellular president Anamika Singh and Khagaul Ram Navami Shobha Yatra committee convener Asutosh Shrivastava for violation of type code of habits.


SHO of Khagaul police station Srihari Ojha said the FIR used to be lodged by way of Danapur circle officer Mahendra Prasad Gupta underneath Loudspeakers Act, Representation of Peoples Act and Section 144 of CrPC. The minister and others have also been charged with using sword and lathi right through Ram Navami procession on Saturday.


Patna district magistrate-cum-district electoral officer Kumar Ravi said the administration has received knowledge that the collection used to be organised with out permission and political speeches had been delivered in violation of the type code of habits. “The organisers had acquired permission only for disposing of religious precession,” the DM said.


However, Anamika, who could also be a member of the ‘shobha yatra’ committee, said no political speech used to be delivered from the degree. “Bhaiyya (Prem Kumar) used to be requested by way of the media for a touch upon election when he used to be about to sit down in his automobile. He gave journalists a simple byte which cannot be termed a political speech,” she said.


FIR in opposition to Araria BJP nominee: An FIR used to be lodged in opposition to BJP’s Araria candidate Pradeep Singh after a video clip showing his “objectionable” conversation together with his supporters went viral on the social media. Araria type code of habits nodal officer Pankaj Kumar Gupta said Pradeep’s conversation used to be sensitive in nature.


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