JD (U) MLA Sarfaraz Alam, who went into hiding after the Patna police summoned him for allegedly abusing and molesting a woman on Rajdhani Express, denied the charge and maintained that he was not on that train.
In a telephonic interview to Times Now, Alam said he has already given his statement and will not go back on it. When asked if he will go to the police station to file his statement, Alam said the matter is already sub-judice and that he will face the matter in the court.
The incident reportedly occurred on January 17 when Alam misbehaved with a couple on the Rajdhani Express. An FIR was registered against him with the Patna railway police the next day. Following this, the police issued a summons against the MLA asking him to appear the next day.
"We have served a notice to the MLA to appear in GRPPatna by 5 PM tomorrow for questioning in the matter," Railway Superintendent of Police P N Mishra told PTI.
"A summon notice has been sent to the MLA on WhatsApp and also through Jokihaat police station in his native place," the SP said.
He said a probe team, which had gone to Mughalsarai andNew Delhi for recording statements of the complainant and the train superintendent of Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, has returned.
According to the complaint, the MLA was allegedly drunk and travelling without a ticket.
Train Superintendent Saheb Singh, in his statement, said Alam was travelling in the Rajdhani Express on that day without ticket, the SP said.
Meanwhile, ruling JD(U) and RJD have distanced themselves from the MLA.
The MLA's father Mohammad Taslimuddin is a RJD Lok Sabha member from Araria.
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