The Bihar Police on Sunday seized the property of former labour minister and RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav, who is accused of raping a minor.
An order for the same was passed by a Patna court on Saturday. Soon after the order was passed, the police had surrounded his residence-cum-party office located at Pathra English locality under Muffasil police station of Nawada.
The state BJP party members had on Saturday held a protest at the Biharsharif hospital chowk led by ex- deputy chief minister Sushil Modi, who issued a warning that if the accused is not arrested within a week then Nalanda would be closed next Monday.
A truck-load of household goods belonging to the RJD legislator has been dispatched to Nalanda, while another truck was being loaded.
He is accused of raping a minor girl at his residence in the village on February 6. He has been absconding since the victim’s family lodged a complaint on February 9 in this regard.
Biharsharif Additional District and Sessions Judge Rashmi Shikha had ordered attachment of Mr. Yadav’s property after hearing police’s fresh plea filed on the basis of confessional statement of co-accused Sulekha Devi, who was allegedly involved in the flesh trade, in the case.
The court had on February 22 put the process of attachment of property on hold for a month and had asked Mr. Yadav to surrender before it failing which his properties would be attached. The court had asked the police to paste the notice at Mr. Yadav’s residence.
Biharsharif court, which had issued arrest warrant against Mr. Yadav and three others in the case, had on February 20 rejected the anticipatory bail petition of suspended RJD legislator.
Nawada District Magistrate Saturday suspended the licenses of Mr. Yadav’s three arms – a rifle, a pistol and a double-barrel gun.
The DM also asked the fugitive legislator to deposit arms with the concerned police station failing which his licenses would be cancelled.
On Thursday, the police had arrested a woman named Sulekha Devi, her daughter Chhoti Devi, mother Radha Devi and younger sister Tushi Devi in connection with the case.
The accused women had allegedly lured a school girl on the pretext of attending a birthday party and took her to the MLA’s residence instead where the 54-year-old MLA allegedly raped the minor on February 6.