After finding former minister Ramashray Sahni's son Mukesh Kumar Sahni and his associate Ganga Prasad Singh standing at a garage with a car and a pick-up van last night, the villagers surrounded them and informed the local police, Superintendent of Police Varun Kumar Sinha said.
Police arrested Sahni and Singh and seized the two vehicles with fake number plates, he said. Sahni's father, who was Animal Husbandry minister in the
Lalu Prasad government in 1990s, has denied the charge that his son was a vehicle lifter and claimed that it was a conspiracy hatched by his adversaries to bring disrepute to him. Ramashray Sahni is presently RJD's Samastipur district chief.