MLA arrested for smacking a bank officer in Bihar

Patna: Rakesh Ranjan, Branch Manager of Gwaltoli branch of Allahabad Bank, lodged a complaint against the MLA Mehboob Alam for allegedly slapping and abusing him besides trying to forcibly close the branch and creating disturbances in discharging duty.

Police got a CCTV footage which confirmed the incident of slapping. Ranjan had filed a written complaint to the Superintendent of Police Sidharth Mohan Jain about the incident that occurred at Gwaltoli branch of the Bank on Thursday. Acting on the SP’s directive, the FIR was lodged against two named persons, including the MLA, and some unnamed persons.

Alam, an MLA from Balirampur Assembly constituency in Katihar district, said “the allegations are completely baseless. If the branch manager has lodged a case against me then I will also lodge a counter case. I had gone with people’s problem to the branch manager who is a corrupt man.”