Mahavir Prasad, UPA min charged with murder conspiracy

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Mahavir Prasad - Congress President
New Delhi, Feb 11: Union Small Scale Agro and Rural Industries Mahavir Prasad is named by Uttar Pradesh police as a co-accused in a murder case giving shock and embarrassment to UPA government. Police in Gorakhpur have filed a murder case against three people including Prasad, after the Allahabad High Court ordered the police to do so.

Prasad, a Congress MP, has been charged of involvement in the murder of one Ramprakat Singh, who was killed over a property dispute on January 28, 2008. Sources said that Mahavir Prasad allegedly used his influence to protect two people suspected of killing Ramprakat.

Instead of filing a murder case, Prasad allegedly got a case of accident registered against the two accused. The family of the murdered person challenged this in the Allahabad High Court.

Who is Mahavir Prasad?

Mahavir Prasad was elected from Bansgaon in Gorakhpur in 2004. Prasad was elected to Lok Sabha thrice before in 1980, in 1984 and in 1989. He has served as Deputy Railway Minister and as Minister of State for Mines and Steel.

Prasad also served as Governor or Haryana from 1995 to 2000 with additional charge of Governor of Himachal Pradesh.

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OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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