Siwan (Bihar): RJD candidate for Maharajganj Lok Sabha by-poll Prabhunath Singh got a breather on Thursday with a local court staying his arrest till June 6 in connection with a case of alleged misbehaviour with a trainee IAS and a senior district official on poll duty. The by-poll is scheduled for June 2.
Siwan district judge in-charge, SK Pandey hearing his anticipatory bail application ordered not to arrest him till June 6. An FIR was registered against the RJD candidate on Monday night at Bhagwanpur police station on the basis of a complaint by district agriculture officer Bharat Pratap Singh.
The district agriculture officer in his complaint said he along with trainee IAS officer Amit Ranjan Ghosh were checking vehicles at Bhagwanpur market area when they stopped a vehicle of the RJD leader's cavalcade which did not have the Election Commission's approval.
The vehicle was found to be carrying a large quantity of hand bills of the RJD candidate, who when informed that the vehicle had been stopped, came to the spot and spoke rudely with the officials accusing them of being soft on NDA leaders.
He had also alleged that NDA leaders were moving around in Maharajganj parliamentary constituency area in cars fitted with red beacon lights in utter violation of the poll code.
His supporters also allegedly snatched away the video camera of the trainee IAS officer.
Prabhunath Singh is pitted against JD (U)'s PK Shahi and Congress' Jitendra Swami in the by-election.


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