Police probe BJP legislator’s interference in Russian company

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Ranchi, Feb 14 (IANS) Police here are probing if a BJP legislator in Jharkhand is causing hindrance in the work of a Russian company, an official said.

The Russian company working with Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) at Dhanbad reportedly informed the Russian consulate that BJP legislator Dhullu Mahto has been causing obstruction in their work for the last few months, police said.

The company officials on Saturday officially informed the Dhanbad police and sought security.

“Necessary direction has been given to Dhanbad police chief to look into the issue. The Dhanbad superintendent of police has been asked to submit a report to the headquarter. Security will be provided and there is no need to panic,” Jharkhand police spokesperson S.N. Pradhan told IANS.

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Mahto dismissed the allegations against him and told IANS: “The allegations are baseless. There is a section of people who want to damage me politically. Let there be a fair probe in this regard.”

The Congress party was quick to react. General secretary Alok Dubey told IANS: “This is the reality of the BJP government in Jharkhand and in India. Reliance Power withdrew from power project last year. Not a single MoU signed in past has so far translated into reality.”

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