Patna, Jan. 23 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday said that the footage which they have received was damning evidence against party MLA Sarfaraz Alam, who was suspended today for allegedly misbehaving with a woman on the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express.
“Yes he has been suspended from the party but it does not end there. He will also be further quizzed and an investigation will be conducted. But as of now, based on the footage that we have seen, the party is convinced of his crime,” JD (U) leader Vashishtha Narayan Singh said.
Approving Alam’s suspension, he added that the party condemned his conduct and assured of further action based on impending reports.
“If he would be found guilty in the reports investigations would be carried against him. A decision will be taken if the report comes in 2-3 days. We are convinced that what he did was wrong and that is why we took the decision to suspend him. Earlier also, the party has taken action against those have showed inappropriate conduct,” Singh said.
Alam’s suspension came hours after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar assured that action would be taken against, as such ‘conducts cannot be tolerated’ in the party.
An FIR was registered on Monday against Alam for harassing a couple onboard Rajdhani train. He has also been charged with misbehaving with the woman passenger.
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.
Alam, however, has denied the charges, saying he didn’t even board the train.
“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.
Meanwhile, the Congress has lauded the move by the Nitish-Kumar led government.
“It is good that such impartial level of investigation on a party is taking place,” Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said. (ANI)