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UP ministers booked for kidnapping

Dehradun: Jan 22, 2013 PTI

Panchayat leader was abducted from Bijnore

Two Uttar Pradesh ministers were among 28 people booked in Uttarakhand for the alleged kidnapping of a panchayat leader and 27 of his associates, a senior police official said here on Monday.

Moolchand Chauhan and Manoj Paras — both of them ministers of state from UP — have been named as accused in a case of kidnapping of a panchayat leader from Bijnore, inspector general (law and order) Ram Singh Meena said.

Chauhan’s son Amit Chauhan, Yashvir Singh and Rashid Hussain have also been named accused in the case lodged against 23 others at a police station in Pauri district on January 18, he said.

They have been charged with kidnapping a panchayat leader from Bijnore and 27 others from a resort at Laxman Jhula in Rishikesh, the official said, adding the charges against the accused are being probed.

According to the report lodged in this connection, the accused allegedly barged into panchayat leader Pawan Kumar’s room at the resort near Laxman Jhula on the night of January 17 and assaulted him.

FIR lodged


They kidnapped him and took him to an unknown destination, Laxman Jhula police station SHO D S Rawat said, quoting the FIR lodged by Pawan Kumar’s son Rohit.

While the exact motive behind the kidnapping of the panchayat leader is yet to be ascertained, police suspect that he was abducted in view of Bijnore zila panchayat election on Monday.

A police team has been sent to Bijnore to find out whether those allegedly kidnapped by the two UP ministers and their associates turn up to vote in the polls or not, he said, adding this would determine the course of further investigation into the case.


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