Muzaffarnagar: The Bullandshahr police came under the scanner after it failed to produce in court here BSP MLA Mohd Alima and his brother who were accused of sexual exploitation in an 18-year-old case.

Superintendent Police G N Tripathi informed the court of additional chief judicial magistrate Vikas Goel that BSP MLA Mohd Alima and his brother Mohd Yunus were absent from their house when the police reached there with the arrest warrants.

Expressing dissatisfaction over the police's inability in serving warrant on the two accused, the court has directed them to produce the brothers before it on November 30.

The case pending in the court here was lodged after 48 girls hailing from Nepal were rescued from Muzaffarnagar on June 5, 2003.

They had accused Alim of illegal confinement and sexual assault. Also, medical examination of two girls had confirmed rape.

FIR against Independent MLA Raja Bhaiya

An FIR has been registered against controversial Independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya for allegedly threatening BSP MLA Shiv Prakash Sainani.

The FIR was registered against Raja Bhaiya and 11 others on Tuesday at Kunda police station of Pratapgarh on a complaint filed by Sainani, officials said here.

The FIR was registered under charges of indulging in violence, assaulting and abusing the victim against Raja Bhaiya, an Independent MLA from Kunda seat, and his supporters when they had some dispute with the BSP MLA during a Durga Puja function.