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RJD to approach EC for disqualification of Giriraj from LS

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

would approach the Election Commission to seek disqualification of Giriraj Singh from for allegedly concealing 3.5 cottah of land grabbed by him in the 2014 affidavit.

said that the party was seeking legal opinion on the issue and would move EC at the earliest preferably within a month.

Singh, from Nawada, and who is of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, has landed in a soup after being named in a case of grabbing of land belonging to a dalit in his native

An FIR was lodged against Singh and 32 others with station here on February 2 by the order of a

"We (RJD) will request the to disqualify him (Giriraj) from the membership (of Lok Sabha) for concealing details of property in his affidavit which he had grabbed," Tiwary told reporters at state headquarters here.

"In his affidavit filed by him (Giriraj) during 2014 elections, he (Giriraj) has not mentioned the property which he has grabbed from a person belonging to scheduled caste. RJD will soon take it (this issue) to the and file a complain with it on the basis of sale deed (which showed that Giriraj had fraudulently grabbed land in his name)," the RJD said.

Tiwary, who was accompanied by and MLA Shakti Singh Yadav, alleged that fradulently got registered 3.5 cottah of land belonging to one Ram Narayan Prasad in his name through two separate land deeds.

The got two cottah of land registered in his name in 2008 while another piece of 1.5 cottah was registered in 2012, the RJD alleged.

Ram Narayan Prasad, who retired from government in 2006, got to know that the said land was no more registered in his name in 2010 when he had gone to deposit land rent for the said land, the RJD said adding that not only this, Prasad was abused by his caste name by the land grabbers.

The police should have lodged an FIR and would have filed either a closure report or charge sheet after carrying out investigation into the case but police did not act for six months, Tiwary said and charged and his Deputy for non registration of FIR.

The lodged the FIR in order to evade the contempt proceedings against him, he claimed.

The of Lalu Prasad's RJD asked why Giriraj Singh, who has been made accused number 25, was not speaking on the issue instead of saying that he would speak only after going through the FIR.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 19:10 IST