Patna (Bihar) [India], Nov 30 (ANI): Janata Dal-United (JDU) MLA Amarendra Kumar Pandey alias Pappu Pandey has been booked for allegedly demanding Rs 50 lakh extortion money from the Managing Director (MD) of a construction firm. Also Read - COVID-19: Bihar to Test Those Coming by Trains From Maharashtra at Railway Stations, Says CM Nitish Kumar

An FIR was registered after a complaint was filed by Akhilesh Kumar Jaiswal, the MD of the construction firm, who accused the JD(U) MLA of allegedly demanding Rs 50 lakh for road construction work worth Rs 20.77 crore awarded to his firm in Gopalganj district. Also Read - Sasaram: Students Pelt Stones, Vandalise Properties During COVID-19 Protocol Enforcement Drive | Watch

Jaiswal also alleged he paid Rs 20 lakh to the MLA on three occasions, either as a loan or as a donation to the party fund. Also Read - Bihar: All Schools, Colleges To Remain Closed Till April 11; Large Gatherings Banned

In his complaint, the MD stated that the MLA’s driver asked him on November 17 to call Pandey and provided his contact numbers. “When I met the MLA at his official flat on Bailey Road, he threatened to kill me and asked me to pay Rs 50 lakh extortion money for the road construction work in Gopalganj,” Jaiswal’s complaint read.

The action was initiated after he submitted a written complaint against the MLA to the Shastri Nagar police station on Wednesday. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.