Lalu arrested, released in unsafe chopper landing case

April 14th, 2009 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, April 14 (IANS) Railways Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad was arrested and released Tuesday in an unsafe helicopter landing case in Garwah district of Jharkhand, an official said.
Lalu Prasad was arrested following an Election Commission notice. The minister’s helicopter landed at a public rally venue instead of a helipad in Garwah April 7, said the official.

The Election Commission issued notice to Lalu Prasad saying the unsafe landing was a violation of the model code of conduct.

The district administration had lodged an FIR against Lalu Prasad and pilot Jagjit Singh. The pilot was arrested and released on bail the same day.

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