Bihar Assembly disrupted over tainted JD(U) MLA

An arrest warrant has been issued against him, but he has been evading arrest.

Published: 21st March 2017 01:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st March 2017 01:56 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

PATNA: Proceedings of both the Houses of the Bihar legislature were on Monday disrupted by the Opposition BJP and its allies who charged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with protecting an MLA of the ruling JD(U) party accused of committing fraud in the appointment of university staffers.

BJP legislators and allies trooped into the Well of both the Houses demanding the immediate arrest of Mewalal Chaudhary, JD(U) MLA from Tarapur constituency in Munger district. Chaudhary is accused of being involved in “severe irregularities” in the appointment of assistant professors and junior scientists at the Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), at Sabaur in Bhagalpur district. After an FIR was lodged against Chaudhary, the JD(U) had suspended him for six years.

An arrest warrant has been issued against him, but he has been evading arrest. After the rejection of his anticipatory bail petition by the district court in Bhagalpur last week, the police are likely to issue a red-corner notice against Chaudhary.

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