Twist in kidnap case: Girl weds MLA's driver

The sensational kidnapping case, in which a Congress MLA was charged with abduction of an 18-year-old girl, took an interesting twist on Friday when the girl appeared before the Senior SP (SSP) of Patna, Manu Maharaj, and told him that she had married Pankaj, the driver of the legislator.

The girl from Masaurhi admitted that she was having an affair with Pankaj for the last two years. “Since my father had finalised my wedding with a probationary officer (PO), I had no option other than to run away from my home with Pankaj,” she said.

The girl said the MLA had nothing to do with her elopement, although the FIR lodged by her father on Friday mentioned that the Congress legislator abducted his daughter in a Scorpio.

“I don’t even know the MLA. I only know Pankaj, his driver, with whom I have wedded now,” the girl made it clear that her affair has now culminated in marriage. “I was not safe at my parents’ place, as my father would have got me married to a bank official.”

Meanwhile, the Patna SSP said no case would be lodged against the MLA “as it appears to be not a case of kidnapping”. The JD(U), however, demanded action against the Congress legislator for his role in the “elopement”case.

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