Pappu Yadav arrest: Eleven policemen suspended
Patna, April 6: Eleven policemen were on Friday suspended on the charge of producing arrested RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav in a Patna court with handcuffs on. Senior superintendent of police of Patna, Manu Maharaj said that 11 policemen including sub inspector Pradeep Kumar and assistant sub inspector Jamaluddin and nine constables were suspended on the charge.
The incident of presenting Pappu Yadav in a Patna court with handcuffs on took place on April 1. His wife and Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan had prominently raised the matter of arrest and handcuffing of her husband in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
She claimed that her husband was taken into custody while demonstrating with workers of his Jan Adhikar Party outside the state Assembly on March 27 last. Pappu Yadav was arrested on March 27 night, not in connection with this case, but in connection with an earlier case of law and order against him, which was registered with Gandhi Maidan police station on January 24 this year.
Ranjeet Ranjan had alleged that the expelled RJD MP was denied bail and taken to court later with handcuffs on, which violated Supreme Court orders. Her demand in the Lok Sabha was supported by Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge. Pappu Yadav is lodged in Beur jail in Bihar.