Khagaria: Ranvir Yadav, who was captured on video cameras snatching an automatic weapon from police and firing in the air to disperse protesters near Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's public meeting at Khagaria town, has no case lodged against him, district police superintendent said on Saturday.
"No one has filed case with police against Yadav for terrorising anybody by branding a weapon on Thursday and so the question of giving him a clean chit does not arise," Khagaria superintendent of police Mithu Prasad said.
Yadav, who is the husband of JD(U) MLA Poonam Devi, and his supporters were also caught on camera beating up the protesters, comprising contractual teachers to the clear way for Kumar to proceed towards the venue of the public meeting as part of his 'Adhikar Yatra' to mobilise support for his demand of special status to the state.
Yadav's alleged 'brazen act of intimidation' was roundly condemned by the opposition parties even as the ruling JD(U) defended him for committing a lighter crime than the large-scale violence and arson by the protesters....more
07:46 PM, Sep 29, 2012