Congress leader sent to judicial custody

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Muzaffarnagar, Feb 9 (PTI) A special court here has sentCongress leader Rajiv Verma to judicial custody till March 30for his alleged involvement in several criminal cases,officials said today.

Rajiv Verma alias Titu was booked under the stringentGangster Act by the district authorities on February 5 and hisproperty worth Rs 22 crore was seized on February 2, theysaid.

Nearly Rs 2 crore in cash was also reportedly recoveredfrom the former Uttar Pradesh Congress General Secretary.

The leader, in addition, also faces charges forviolating model code of conduct by landing his helicopterwithout permission, manhandling government employees onelection duty and misbehaving with senior election officials,said officials.

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