Chargesheet to Be Filed against Filmmaker Prakash Jha

Filmmaker-turned-politician Prakash Jha might land in troubles for police in Bihar is going to file a chargesheet against him for allegedly distributing money among voters during the April-May Lok Sabha elections that he fought, said reports.

KS Anupam, West Champaran Superintendent of Police, said that Jha is found guilty of infringing the model code of conduct during the general election that he fought as a Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) candidate from West Champaran seat.

“The police will file a chargesheet against Jha in connection with the seizure of Rs 10.25 lakh during raids at his guest house following reports that he was distributing money among voters to influence them,” Anupam said.

Earlier this year, Anupam had headed a team of police officials and central paramilitary personnel that conducted raid at Jha’s guest house located in his sugar mill in Bettiah, district headquarters of West Champaran, and seized the money.

Jha was among 38 persons who were arrested in the raid. On providing official bonds, they were later released.

Jha had then denied that the money was meant for distribution among voters and had accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi of acting with vendetta against him to sully his image.

Jha was pitted against Sadhu Yadav, a Congress nominee and brother-in-law of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad.

Jha was defeated in the election by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Sanjay Jaiswal.

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