Bihar: Madhepura MP Pappu Yadav arrested
Patna: The Patna police on Monday night arrested Madhepura Member of Parliament Pappu Yadav was arrested on Monday night in Patna in connection an old case relating to creating ruckus with policemen the near Kargil Chowk on January 24.
The arrest order came after Pappu and his supporters clashed with police during the protest march to the state assembly. The Madhepura MP and his supporters were protesting against the recent hike in power tariff by 55 per cent in the state. They demanded a Crime Bureau Investigation probe into question paper leak case of Bihar Staff Selection Commission.
According to the police, the Jan Adhikar Party-Loktantrik leader is believed to have provoked his supporters to attack the policemen who tried to stop the JAP-L workers marching towards state assembly.
Around 11 pm in the night, the police took the MP into custody from his residence in Mandiri while hundreds of his supporters raised slogans in his favour. The police produced the MP before the magistrate court who sent him to Beur Central jail in Patna. Pappu is likely to appeal to court on Tuesday against the police action on him.
Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav is the husband of Congress MP Supaul Ranjit Ranjan.