A LOCAL court in Bihar’s Madhepura on Monday acquitted four-time MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav in a 32-year-old kidnapping case. Pappu Yadav, who was lodged in jail since last five months, was arrested when he was engaged in welfare works for people during the COVID pandemic’s second wave. Sources link the development with the coming by-elections to the Kusheshwar Asthan and Tarapur Assembly seats.
Following the acquittal, a large number of Jan Adhikar Party supporters assembled at Madhepura court and shouted slogans in Pappu Yadav’s favour. “I have been lodged in jail for last 5 months in a case where common people cannot be lodged for a single day. It is an emergency-like situation in he country where common people are being killed. It is dictatorial rule where farmers are being killed. Despite all that, truth always wins,” Yadav said.