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Suspended JD (U) MLA Sarfaraz Alam arrested for abusing couple in train

India TV News Desk 24 Jan 2016, 22:09:42 IST
India TV News Desk

Patna: Suspended JD (U) MLA, Sarfaraz Alam has been taken in police custody for allegedly misbehaving and abusing with a Delhi-based couple in the train.

The incident took place on-board Rajdhani Express on 17 January. Now, Alam was called for questioning on Sunday for the second time after which he was arrested, Railway Superintendent of Police PN Mishra said told PTI

Alam, the third term JD(U) MLA from Jokihat in Araria district, is subjected to more questioning after his arrest, the SP said.

The JD(U) MLA, who is the son of RJD MP from Araria Mohammad Taslimuddin, was allowed to go home last night on medical grounds after four hours of questioning in connection with the case.

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During today's questioning, the MLA admitted to travelling in the train on January 17 but claimed he did not abuse the couple.

Earlier, he had denied travelling in the train.  JD (U) has suspended Alam in the wake of Rajdhani Express incident.

His suspension came hours after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar categorically said law would take its own course in the case.

"Be it MP or MLA, nobody is bigger than law. The police has freedom to act lawfully against those breaking law," Kumar had said yesterday.

(With inputs from PTI)