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58 per cent of Bihar MLAs have crimil cases

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Nov 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, November 10: As many as 142 — or 58 percent — of the newly-elected 243 Bihar legislators have crimil cases registered against them, according to a watchdog. Of the total assembly members with crimil background, 98 (40 percent) have serious charges including murder, attempt to murder, kidpping and crimes against women, says the Bihar Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). Charges have been framed against 70 members with crimil background, it said. “Out of the 142 MLAs who have declared pending crimil cases against them, 70 (49 percent) have declared that the charges for these cases have already been framed by the court of law,” the study said. Eleven legislators have cases related to murder and attempt to murder. Of these, four are from the Rashtriya Jata Dal (RJD). In 2010, of 228 legislators alysed, 76 (33 percent) had serious crimil cases against them, it said. (IANS)

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