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JD(U) MLA booked for attacking voter

LiveMint logoLiveMint 12-05-2014 PTI

Gopalganj (Bihar): A Janata Dal (United) MLA was booked along with nine others for allegedly attacking a voter outside a booth during voting in Bihar’s Gopalganj district on Monday.

Gopalganj additional superintendent of police Anil Kumar said an FIR has been registered against JD(U) MLA from Kuchaykot, Amrendra Kumar Pandey alias Pappu Pandey, and others on the basis of a complaint lodged by the voter.

The complainant alleged that as soon as he came out of the polling booth at Naya Gaon Tulsiya village after voting, the MLA and his aides attacked him “for not voting for JD(U)”.

The voter is considered a supporter of the Congress party.

The MLA denied attacking the complainant and alleged that there was a conspiracy against him by his opponents.

He said he was moving around in his assembly constituency and was not present in the area where the incident took place and the complainant named him in the FIR as part of a conspiracy in connection with some old conflict.

Election was held on Monday in Gopalganj along with five other Lok Sabha seats in Bihar in the last phase.

The contenders for the seat are Anil Kumar of JD(U), Janak Ram of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Jyoti Bharti of the Congress.

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