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Executive engineer beaten up over power theft case

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Press Trust of India Badaun (UP)
An FIR has been registered against a BJP leader and 15 others for allegedly beating an executive engineer of the power department to force him to withdraw a power theft case, police said today.

The FIR was registered against BJP district president Harish Shakya and 15 others at Civil Lines police station yesterday for allegedly beating executive engineer Vijendra Singh and creating ruckus in the power department over the case, police said.

SSP Chandra Prakash said as per Singh, the BJP leader pressured him to withdraw the power theft case against one Natthu Ram of Awas Vikas colony but when he expressed his helplessness in doing so, he was beaten up.

Police is probing the matter.

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 11:50 AM IST

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