Goondaraj in Akhilesh's UP: SP leader, 2 others booked for extortion and threatening

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Bahraich, Jan 3: SP leader Dilip Verma and two others have been booked on charges of extortion and issuing threats to a village panchayat officer, police said today.

In a complaint made to the police, panchayat officer of Chowksahar Mansaram Yadav alleged that the former legislator called him to his house and pressurised him to make a payment of Rs 10 lakhs to two gram pradhans in an illegal manner, without undertaking any development work.

SP leader Dilip Verma and two others have been booked on charges of extortion and issuing threats to a village panchayat officer.
Yadav said when he expressed his inability to do so, the ex-MLA allegedly demanded the same amount for himself and with the two gram pradhans present there, abused and issued threats to Yadav.

On the complaint of Yadav, a case has been registered against Verma and two others and investigations were on, police said.

Verma recently completed a jail term of five years in connection with an attack on a Dalit constable.

PTI

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