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FIR lodged against Laloo's nephew

FIR lodged against Laloo's nephew

Author: Pioneer News Service
Publication: The Pioneer
Date: February 3, 2004

In the wake of growing public outrage and mounting pressure, the Patna police finally filed an FIR against the notorious nephew of ruling party RJD chief Laloo Prasad Yadav and his men on Monday in connection with the firing on three persons over an extortion demand in the Rajabazar locality of Patna.

Mr Yadav's nephew Nagendra Rai and his men are reported to be absconding. The case has been registered at the Shastri Nagar police station on the basis of the statement given by the three injured persons.

The victims Zishan, Chhotu and Ashraf had received bullet injuries when Rai along with his gun-toting men attacked them on Saturday while they were sitting on a dharna. The residents of the Raja Bazar were protesting the extortion demand and assault on one of the businessmen of the area, Mohammad Firoz allegedly made by Mr Yadav's nephew and his men.

Mohammad Firoz, had allegedly refused to pay the money demanded by Rai.

Police sources said, earlier two-counter FIRs were also lodged in the Shastri Nagar police station on the basis of the statements of Javed and Ezajul, father of Firoj.

Raids are on to nab the absconding Rai and the other accused.

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