Ex-MLA booked for spreading quake rumours
A former two-time MLA in Bihar has been booked for allegedly spreading rumour about quake through WhatsApp, social messaging app, a senior police officer said today.
“The case has been registered against Dayanand Rai, former MLA from Narpatganj in Araria district, with Sachivalay police station in this regard,” said Jitendra Rana, SSP-Patna.
The two-term RJD MLA from 1990 to 2000 has been made an accused of spreading rumour that predicated high-intensity quake returning last Saturday night.
The SHO said in his complaint he saw people rushing towards a park on Saturday night, hours after Patna and other parts of Bihar along with Nepal witnessed a massive earthquake of 7.99 magnitude. On inquiry about circulation of message from the people, name of the former legislator cropped up.