BANDA: A BJP MLA from Tindwari assembly constituency here has accused Banda district superintendent of police of patronising local sand mafia and posing threat to his life through them.
MLA Brijesh Kumar Prajapati made the allegations against the woman police officer Shalini in a Facebook post yesterday.
"SP Shalini is involved in illegal sand mining in the district. She was involved in unsuccessful bid to kill me in road accidents twice by inciting sand mafias," said the MLA in his Facebook post.
The MLA also tagged a Feb 2 letter written by him against the SP to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
"SP Shalini is conspiring to kill me for a long time. She can get me shot or killed in a road accident. Unsuccessful attempts were made twice to kill me in accident. Anything can happen to me and the SP and the sand mafia, patronised by her will be responsible for this," the MLA wrote in his FB post.
He alleged that the SP used to take Rs 10 lakh per months from every mines and also take Rs 5 lakh for appointment of SHOs.
"If the SDM or district administration conducts raids, SHOs caution sand mafias in advance due to which they go scot free," he said.
SP Shalini, when contacted refused to comment on the matter.