Arrest order issued against RJD MLA in rape case

Arrest order issued against RJD MLA in rape case

An arrest order was today issued against RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav in connection with the rape case of a minor girl last week, a senior police officer said.

The order was issued following a complaint against the MLA by a 15-year-old girl from Nawada who has alleged that Yadav raped him on February 6, Deputy Inspector General of Police Shalin told PTI.

The statement of the girl has been taken under section 164 of IPC and an FIR in the case was lodged against Yadav with Women police station, Nalanda, on February 9, he said.

The girl had identified the accused MLA when his photograph was shown to her and later she identified him in person also, the DIG said.

Yadav won from Nawada seat on RJD ticket in the recent Assembly election and has previously served as a minister in the RJD government.

When contacted, there was no response to several phone calls made to Yadav.

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