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Ex-BSP lawmaker booked for ‘beheading’ remark

Moradabad :  A criminal case was registered against former Bahujan Samaj Party legislator Vijay Yadav at the Civil Lines police station here for his alleged “beheading” remark aimed at a BJP MLA.

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“An FIR was lodged by BJP leader Raju Kalra against Yadav on the basis of a newspaper report, in which Yadav has announced a Rs-50 lakh award for beheading Sadhna Singh,” an official said.

At at a rally on Saturday, Mughalsarai MLA Sadhana Singh had called BSP chief Mayawati a “blot on womankind” and “worse than a transgender”.

Yadav’s “beheading” comment is believed to be in response to the BJP MLA’s remarks on Mayawati.

Investigation officer Avdhesh Singh said a criminal case under sections 115, 153, 504, 506 of the IPC and 66 of the IT Act had been registered against Yadav.

PTI 

25/1/2019

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