Opposition raps Jharkhand for dropping case against BJP MLA

Ranchi: The Congress on Sunday slammed the Jharkhand government for withdrawing criminal cases against ruling Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Dullu Mahto.

The state government has given its approval to withdraw criminal cases against Mahto. He is accused of freeing an accused from police lock-up on May 12, 2013, according to a first information report filed with police.

The legislator had to surrender and he stayed in jail for more than six months. He has been freed on bail now.

The opposition party has reacted sharply to the state government's move.

"The BJP government led by Raghubar Das is adopting two sets of rule. For their own legislators the state government is withdrawing the criminal cases, while Crime Control Act (CCA) was imposed on former minister and our leader Yogendra Sao," said Alok Dubey, general secretary of the Jharkhand unit of the Congress.

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