A ruling BJP lawmaker and 27 other people have been booked under various charges, including rioting and criminal conspiracy, following a fracas over a land dispute, police said today.
When contacted, the two-time MP denied the charges.
“I was not present at the spot and I am not involved in this issue. It is all fake charges levelled against me. Yesterday evening, I met the SSP regarding the land, that some people are trying to grab it. I don’t know how my name figured in the FIR. I am shocked and I will take up the matter forward,” Paswan said.
Paswan and the 27 other people have been booked under various sections of the IPC, including 147 (rioting), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).