BJP MLC's kin killed by Maoists over demonetised notes

The Maoists attack, in which ten vehicles, including three tractors and three buses, were set afire, was carried out in retaliation of Rajan’s ‘cheating’. Rajan’s uncle Narendra Prasad Singh, a transporter, was also shot dead by the ultras when he tried to challenge the armed marauders. (Image:ANI Twitter)

Though it’s around 48 hours since Maoists indulged in large-scale mayhem in Bihar’s Aurangabad district, there has been no arrest or breakthrough in the case so far.

Rather the Maoists have pasted pamphlets and posters on the walls in Aurangabad's Sudi Bigaha village.

In the pamphlets, they blame BJP MLC Rajan Singh for the attack on late Saturday night.

“Rajan did not return Rs 5 crore he had taken during demonetisation, promising to exchange the scrapped notes,” said one of the pamphlets in Hindi.

Besides, the Maoists claimed that the BJP legislator’s cousin Sunil Singh, who owns and runs several buses, failed to cough up Rs 2 crore as levy.

The Maoists’ attack, in which ten vehicles including three tractors and three buses were set afire, was carried out in retaliation of Rajan’s ‘cheating’.

Rajan’s uncle Narendra Prasad Singh, a transporter, was also shot dead by the ultras when he tried to challenge them.

“Our fight is not against the RSS or the BJP or any of their family members. Our fight is against elements like Rajan Singh,” one of the posters said.

The posters and pamphlets have now been removed by the police.

Meanwhile, Rajan has vehemently denied the charge of accepting Rs 5 crore of demonetised notes and refuted the claim that he ever assured the ultras to exchange the scrapped notes.

“However, it’s true that the Maoists had demanded Rs 2 crore as levy. I had apprised the Bihar DGP about the threat to my life and asked him to beef up my security. But no concrete step was taken,” the BJP legislator said.

Sources in the Aurangabad police said that the MLC has been provided an enhanced security and an escort vehicle, which accompanies him whenever he visits the Maoist-infested district.

“We are also planning to set up a police picket in the village where the Maoist attack took place,” Satya Prakash, superintendent of police Aurangabad, said.

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