Confirming that an FIR has been filed against her, a police official in Patna was quoted as saying, Misa Bharti has been booked on the charge of obstructing government work."
39-year-old Misa Bhartiwas accused of manhandling an official at polling booth and breaking an EVM machine at the same polling booth.
However, overruling allegations against his daughter, Lalu earlier on Thursday said that it was the presiding officer who broke the EVM after Misa complained to him about alleged vote rigging at the booth.
"We will lodge a case against the polling official(s) concerned," the RJD chief was quoted as saying. Meanwhile, Manoj Jha, spokesperson of the RJD, denied the allegations against Bharti. He claimed she had only expressed protest before the polling official over alleged capturing of the booth (by her rival candidate's supporters).
Bharti, who holds an MBBS degree from the Patna University, already has a case registered against her under Sections 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 171 (F) (Punishment for undue influence or personation at an election) of Indian Penal Code and being heard in a Danapur court, her affidavit said.