Accused in ‘plot to topple Govt’ out on bail

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Accused in ‘plot to topple Govt’ out on bail

Monday, 25 October 2021 | PNS | Ranchi

In the sensational case related to the alleged attempt to topple the Hemant Soren government, the Anti-Corruption Bureau court of Ranchidistrict granted bail to all three arrested.

All three accused, Amit Singh and Nivaran Prasad Mahto (both natives of Bokaro) and Abhishek Kumar Dubey (Palamu) lodged at Birsa Munda Central Jail were

granted bail under provision 167 (2) of CrPC as Ranchi police failed to submit the charge sheet within 90 days of the FIR. They were charged with sedition.

They were arrested in July and police claimed that their arrest was made from the Hotel Le Lac Sarovar of Ranchi. Police further claimed that the accused had traveled to Delhi along with some MLAs and they met some senior BJP leaders of Maharashtra BJP in Delhi.

However, the police did not disclose MLAs who travelled along with them. But they were identified as Irfan Ansari and Uma Shankar Akela of the Congress and Independent Amit Yadav.

It was also said that these three accused along with others were in touch with as many as nine Congress MLAs and they were ready to pay any amount to them to break the party and help the BJP to form the government. Ranchi police had claimed that the accused confessed that they were the cogs of a high-level notorious game plan.

Ranchi police acted on the basis of a complaint lodged by Congress’ Bermo MLA Jaimangal Singh who had claimed some financer and political brokers trying to destabilize Hemant Soren led JMM-Congress-RJD government.  

But the political circle and common people began to doubt the story as the arrested accused are small fries. Their nondescript backgrounds led people to doubt police theory as a superfluous and loose script of a Bollywood film.

Singh is a contractual worker, Mahto is a fruit seller and Dubey is an unemployed engineering graduate.

Ranchi police had revealed that Dubey in his confessional statement given before police said that he along with other accused and three MLAs had boarded to Delhi bound flight on July 15 and returned on the next day.

Police said that they had stayed at Hotel Vivanta and the meeting of MLAs with several BJP leaders was arranged where they were also

offered Rs one crore as advance payment to go against the Soren government.  MLAs also met BJP MLAs from Maharashtra Chandrashekhar rao Babankule and Charan Singh. 

Police claimed that Dubey in his confessional statement has said that one Maharashtra-based person Jaikumar Belkhede had arranged logistics for them. Quoting Dubey, police said that since MLAs were only promised payment and no part payment was made these MLAs were unhappy and returned to Ranchi.

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