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Molestation case: Sarfaraz Alam suspended from JD (U)


Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday suspended Janata Dal (United) MLA Sarfraz Alam, who allegedly misbehaved with a woman on the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express.

Earlier in the day Nitish had said, “Action would be taken against Sarfraz Alam, as such conducts cannot be tolerated,”

An FIR was registered on Monday against Alam for harassing a couple onboard Rajdhani train. He has also been charged with misbehaving with the woman passenger.

A case has been filed against the JD (U) MLA at GRP Police Station at Patna junction and he has been booked under Sections 341, 323, 290, 504 and 354A of the IPC.

Alam, however, has denied the charges, saying he didn’t even board the train.

“These allegations are baseless. I did not even travel by that train. There is politics behind this to tarnish my image. I will initiate legal action,” Alam said.

“I was in Patna and I went by road and came back. The development work is underway in full swing in Bihar and some people do not like it,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Congress has lauded the move by the Nitish-Kumar led government

“It is good that such impartial level of investigation on a party is taking place,” Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said. (ANI)

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