New Delhi/Panchkula, Jan. 8 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday condemned the delay in initiating action against Congress MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary, who was absconding for past few weeks in connection with the murder of a girl.
BJP leader Jagat Prakash Nadda said the MLA has surrendered before a Panchkula Court only after social and political pressure.
"Even though so many days have gone by since the incident, the Congress party neither took action, nor made any statement, nor dismissed him from the party. The accused was able to evade arrest for so long because of the carelessness of the police. He has surrendered only after so much social and political pressure. Indeed, this is condemnable," he told the media in New Delhi.
Police Inspector Chhatar Singh, the officer investigating this case, said that the MLA has been remanded to six days of police custody.
"Today, Ram Kumar (Chaudhary) has surrendered before the court. We took permission to interrogate him, and we have taken him to court on the basis of what he has disclosed. He has been remanded to six days of police custody, though we had asked for 10 days remand," he told the media in Panchkula.
Haryana Police had announced a cash reward of Rs two lakh to anyone for providing information leading to Chaudhary's arrest.
The newly-elected legislator from Himachal Pradesh was wanted by Haryana Police in connection with the murder of a young girl, a native of Hoshiarpur in Punjab, who was found dead in Panchkula on November 22. (ANI)