In a huge case of sacrifice, it has emerged that after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was convicted of corruption, two workers surrendered in a false case to get themselves lodged in Ranchi’s central jail on the very day the RJD chief was brought there.
In a huge case of sacrifice, it has emerged that after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was convicted of corruption, two workers surrendered in a false case to get themselves lodged in Ranchi’s central jail on the very day the RJD chief was brought there. As per an official statement given by the police, the two workers — Madan Yadav and Lakshman Kumar – both residents of Ranchi, were named in a First Information Report (FIR) by another local resident, Sumit Yadav, who alleged the duo had beaten him up and stolen Rs 10,000 from him. According to the FIR, the incident happened around 8.15 am on December 23, the day Prasad was convicted in a fodder scam case. Sumit took his complaint to Doranda police station but the officer in-charge refused to register an FIR. Sumit then went to Lower Bazar police station where his complaint was accepted.
Soon after, Madan and Lakshman surrendered before a local court and were remanded in judicial custody to Ranchi’s Birsa Munda Central Jail. The entire process was completed before 4 pm on December 23, when a special Central Bureau of Investigation court convicted Prasad. The speed with which the process was completed aroused the police’s suspicion and a probe found that the complaint was false. “We have found that the case lodged by Sumit was false and no incident of brawl between the parties took place. We will initiate action against them,” said Ranchi senior police superintendent Kuldip Dwivedi, as per media reports.
Madan and Lakshman have the same lawyer, who denied having any prior knowledge of a possible plot, but said that neither the accused nor their family have pressed for bail since December 23. As per police records, Madan had also surrendered in 2013, a few days before Prasad was convicted in a similar case of corruption on September 30.
It must be noted that Lalu Prasad Yadav was held guilty of corruption, cheating and criminal conspiracy in connection with the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar treasury during 1991-1994 on the pretext of buying fodder. The 69-year-old was sentenced to 3.5 years in jail and fined Rs 10 lakh by the court on January 6.