The Bihar police booked BJP MLA Shyam Babu Yadav for allegedly being involved in the murder of a former member of a Block Development Council (BDC) in East Champaran district of the state.
The FIR against the Pipra MLA and two others has been registered based on a complaint filed by the wife of the dead identified as Jitendra Prasad.
Superintendent of Police Kantesh Kumar Mishra told reporters that Prasad had gone missing on Sunday and his body was found in a pond near his village the next day.
“The district police registered a case against Shyam Babu Yadav and two others in connection with the murder case of Jitendra Prasad. A special investigation team has been constituted to probe into the case. Forensic experts and dog squads have also been engaged in the investigation,” SP said.
He further said that the cops are also examining a video provided by the dead’s wife to the investigators. In the video, Prasad was heard claiming that the BJP MLA might get him killed because of some differences related to a contract between them.
When contacted, the BJP MLA said to the PTI news agency that the case against him is politically motivated.