FIR Lodged Against Lalu Prasad by Bihar BJP MLA Who Received His Call from Prison
BJP MLA from Pirpainti, Lallan Kumar Paswan hand over to Patna's Nigrani Police station SHO, the transcript of alleged audio clip of jailed RJD Chief Lalu Prasad. (Image: ANI)
Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who had flagged the alleged telephone call on his Twitter handle on Tuesday night, shared the information along with the contents of the FIR lodged by Lalan Kumar Paswan, on social media.
- Last Updated: November 26, 2020, 18:27 IST
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Rashtriya Janata Dals jailed president Lalu Prasad was slapped with a case in Patna on Thursday by the BJP MLA whom he had allegedly called while in custody and offered a ministerial berth in exchange for helping the opposition in defeating the NDAs candidate for assembly Speakers post. Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who had flagged the alleged telephone call on his Twitter handle on Tuesday night, shared the information along with the contents of the FIR lodged by Lalan Kumar Paswan, on the social media.
Lalan Paswan lodged FIR in vigilance Thana ,Patna against Lalu Pd under prevention of corruption act for making telephone calls from custody & offering ministerial berth which amounts to bribing & alluring a public servant.@ZeeBiharNews @News18Bihar— Sushil Kumar Modi (@SushilModi) November 26, 2020
According to the information shared by Modi, the Pirpainti MLA has lodged his FIR at the vigilance police station under the Prevention of Corruption Act and relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. Prasad is currently lodged in Ranchi, serving sentences in a number of fodder scam cases.
The purported call was made by him on Tuesday and in the audio clip which was shared by Modi on his Twitter handle he could be heard asking Paswan to "be absent, saying that you have got afflicted with corona". Upon being told by the MLA that he was bound by party discipline, Prasad had said "we are going to topple this government……you will be made a minister later on".
Former chief minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha president Jitan Ram Manjhi also revealed during the day that the RJD supremo had made several bids by telephoning his close aides to talk to him over the Speaker's election.