CBI ARRESTS A PRIVATE PERSON IN A CASE RELATING TO ALLEGED MALPRACTICE IN RAJYA SABHA BIENNIAL ELECTIONS DURING MARCH 2012 IN THE STATE OF JHARKHAND

Press Release
New Delhi , 15.05.2013

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has yesterday arrested a private person, a resident of North Circuit House Area, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) in a case relating to an alleged malpractice in Rajya Sabha Biennial Elections during March, 2012 in the state of Jharkhand, for which he was a Contestant.

 

            The accused was evading investigation since 1st week of April 2013. After a notice was issued for taking his clarification with regard to evidence brought on record against him, he evaded and filed application for Anticipatory Bail which was rejected on 5th April 2013. The person then registered his appearance before the Court of Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Ranchi and prayed for bail. The Magistrate granted him bail to on the ground that the FIR has been lodged under bailable sections of IPC. The bail order was challenged in the superior court and the Court had canceled the bail order.

 

            After the cancellation of his bail order, he was never found on his permanent address at Jamshedpur and was evading investigation. He was accused of having bribed the Members of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly for getting his nomination proposed and also for vote at election. Unaccounted cash of Rs. 2.15 Crores(approx) was allegedly recovered from the employees of his son - in - law at Ranchi on the date of election.

 

            This case was registered by CBI on a reference from the Election Commission of India with the directions of Hon'ble Jharkhand High Court relating to an alleged malpractice in Rajya Sabha elections during March, 2012 in the State of Jharkhand.

 

            CBI took up the investigation in this case which was earlier registered under State Police at Namkum P.s Case No.58/12 dated 30.03.2012 U/s 171(F), 188 r/w 34 of IPC.

 

            Further investigation is in progress.

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