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FIRs against Lalu, Shah for use of ‘abusive’ words

Patna: FIRs were lodged today against BJP president Amit Shah and RJD chief Lalu Prasad for allegedly violating the election code ahead of the Bihar assembly polls.

While Prasad has been booked for his “Narbhakshi” (cannibal) comment against Shah recently, FIR against BJP president filed in

Begusarai for his “chara chor” (fodder thief) barb against Prasad on September 30.

The FIRs were registered at Patna and Jamui against Prasad for the remark, which Election Commission found violative of Representation of People Act and IPC sections, Additional Chief Election Officer R Lakshamanan told reporters here.

Senior Superintendent of Police Patna Vikash Vaibhav told PTI that a case has been registered against Prasad with Sachivalaya police station for the comment.

He said Prasad has been booked based the on report of Executive Magistrate Rajiv Mohan Sahay on the “Narbhakshi” comment made while talking to reporters on October 1.

Another FIR has been registered at Sikandra police station in Jamui district for making the same comment while addressing an election meeting on October 4, Lakshmanan said.

He said an FIR was registered against Shah as the comment made while addressing BJP workers at Singhaul in Begusarai district on September 30 was found to violate the model code of conduct, the Representation of Peoples Act and relevant sections of IPC.

In an apparent dig at RJD chief, Shah had said Bihar which was once known by the name of Dr Rajendra Prasad, Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan and Karpoori Thakur is unfortunately today known by the name of “chara chor”.