Araria (Bihar), Jan. 19 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) MLA Sarfaraz Alam, who has been accused of misbehaving with a woman passenger on the Guwahati-Rajdhani Express, on Tuesday said the allegations against him are baseless and politically motivated to tarnish his image.
“These allegations are baseless. I did not even travel by that train. There is politics behind this to tarnish my image. I will initiate legal action,” Alam said.
“I was in Patna and I went by road and came back. The development work is underway in full swing in Bihar and some people do not like it,” he added.
The National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW) had yesterday demanded Alam’s resignation following the incident.
Women activist Shamina Shafiq had said, “It is shocking and shameful. He must apologise or give his clarification.”
According to reports, the victim’s husband, Indrapal Singh Bedi, has alleged that the JD (U) MLA forcibly evicted him from his seat and abused him and his wife. He has also accused Alam of being in an inebriated condition.
A case has been filed against the JD (U) MLA at GRP Police Station at Patna junction and he has been booked under Sections 341, 323, 290, 504 and 354A of the IPC. (ANI)