Sunday, December 6, 2009

[ZESTCaste] Samajwadi Party legislator booked for assaulting Dalits

Samajwadi Party legislator booked for assaulting Dalits

Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) A Samajwadi Party legislator and six of his
supporters were booked for assaulting Dalits and grabbing their land
in Uttar Pradesh's Sant Ravidas Nagar district, an official said

'The case against Vijay Mishra, the MLA (legislator) from Gyanpur
assembly seat in Sant Ravidas Nagar, and six others was registered
Friday as they attacked Dalits of Kaulapur village with wooden sticks,
with an ill-intention to occupy their land,' police inspector A.K.
Mishra told reporters.

'Preliminary investigations reveal, the MLA and his supporters
assaulted as many as 30 Dalits of the village who protested land
grabbing,' he added.

According to police, the legislators and his supporters are absconding.

'We have detained some aides of the MLA to ascertain his whereabouts.
Efforts are on to nab the legislator and others who have been booked
under the SC/ST (Atrocities Prevention),' said Mishra.


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