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FIR against BSP MP Atul Rai for giving false affidavit during polls

News Agencies | Updated on: 23 June 2019, 15:18 IST
BSP MP Atul Rai

An FIR has been registered against BSP MP Atul Rai for giving a false affidavit during elections. The FIR was registered by Assistant District Election Officer Shabbir Ahmad after it was found that he had mentioned 13 cases against him in his election affidavit but had total 24 cases against him.

The FIR was lodged under different sections of IPC including 177 (furnishing false information), 420 (forgery) besides others. District Magistrate Gyan Prakash Tripathi said the action has been taken after report of DIG, Election cell that mentions that he had 24 cases aginst him. BJP candidate Harinarain Rajbhar had made the complaint in this regard with the administration.

Rai, who has been accused of rape, had surrendered before a court in Varanasi on Saturday and the judicial magistrate remanded him in 14-day judicial custody. An FIR was registered against Rai on May 1 on a complaint by a college student who had alleged that he took her home on the pretext of meeting his wife but sexually assaulted her.

Rai, who has denied the rape allegations, had been on the run since the lodging of the FIR. The parliamentarian from the Ghosi constituency in Uttar Pradesh was declared absconder by the local court.


First published: 23 June 2019, 15:16 IST