JD(U) MLA Sarfaraz Alam Suspended, Abused Couple on Train


Patna: JD(U) on Saturday suspended party MLA Sarfaraz Alam, who was booked for allegedly abusing a couple inside Rajdhani Express.”On basis of primary evidence we believe he is in the wrong,” party leader Vashishtha Narayan Singh said on suspension of Sarfaraz Alam.

Hours after the news of his suspension was announced, Sarfaraz Alam appeared in Patna. However, he refused to respond to queries by reporters. Alam, son of RJD MP Mohammad Taslimuddin and a third-term MLA from Jokihaat in Araria district, had been summoned by police to record his statement at GRP Patna by 5pm on Saturday.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had earlier today hinted at his suspension. Breaking his silence over Alam, Nitish had 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 told reporters.

The CM said the Jokihaat MLA had contacted his office on January 18 and was given time to meet “me on January 19”.

“But, he didn’t turn up which made it clear ‘Mamala kuch hai’ (there is something fishy),” he said.

An FIR was lodged against the MLA last Monday with the GRP here for allegedly abusing a couple on board Guwahati-New Delhi Rajdhani Express.