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Audio clip row: Bihar BJP MLA Lalan Paswan files FIR against Lalu Yadav

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Trouble seems to find Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Lalu Prasad every time, and now another case has been filed against him by a BJP MLA whom Yadav had allegedly called while in judicial custody and offered a ministerial berth in exchange for helping the opposition defeat Bihar Assembly Speaker post by being ‘absent’.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi had flagged the alleged telephone call on his Twitter handle on Tuesday night. The FIR has been lodged by Lalan Kumar Paswan at the vigilance police station under the Prevention of Corruption Act and relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Sushil Modi also shared the contents of the FIR lodged by Lalan Kumar Paswan on social media.

In the audio clip shared by Modi, Yadav can be heard asking Paswan to “be absent, saying that you have got afflicted with corona”.

“We decided to lodge an FIR against Lalu Prasad under the Prevention of Corruption Act, based on his telephonic conversation with me, where he tried to tempt me & asked me to be absent from Bihar Assembly. This is how these people are playing with democracy,” BJP MLA Lallan Paswan said.

Paswan handed over the transcript of the alleged audio clip of the jailed RJD Chief allegedly asking him not to vote in the election for State assembly Speaker’s post.   

Yadav, who has been in prison since December 2017, was sentenced to seven years imprisonment in 2018 under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and seven years under the Prevention of Corruption Act in connection with the fodder scam case.

Notably, both the sentences are being served consecutively.

The case pertains to the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.5 crore from the Dumka treasury by Animal Husbandry Department officials between 1991 and 1996 when Yadav served as the State’s Chief Minister. 

Prasad is currently lodged in Ranchi serving multiple sentences. 

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