Extortion Allegations Against Newly Elected Bihar MP Pappu Yadav

A case has been filed against Bihar MP Rajesh Ranjan, alias Pappu Yadav, on accusations of extortion by a businessman. The complainant alleges that Yadav demanded Rs 1 crore and issued threats. An investigation is underway, and Yadav, noted for his strongarm tactics, faces serious charges yet again.


PTI | Purnea | Updated: 10-06-2024 22:03 IST | Created: 10-06-2024 22:03 IST
Extortion Allegations Against Newly Elected Bihar MP Pappu Yadav
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A newly filed case has embroiled Bihar MP Rajesh Ranjan, also known as Pappu Yadav, in accusations of extortion. According to police in Purnea district, a local businessman alleged that Yadav demanded Rs 1 crore and levied threats against him.

The businessman's complaint states that he was summoned to Yadav's residence on June 4 during vote counting, where Yadav allegedly repeated his demands and warned him of further consequences if ignored. Notably, Yadav has previously made similar extortion demands in 2021 and 2023 and is now being investigated.

Yadav, notorious for his strongarm political tactics over three decades, recently won the Purnea seat against JD(U) MP Santosh Kushwaha. Married to Congress MP Ranjit Ranjan, Yadav contested independently after merging his Jan Adhikar Party with Congress. The case against him has drawn considerable public and political attention, especially given his recent electoral victory.

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