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MP: Assam Police arrives at Congress candidate Yadvendra Singh's house for questioning him in fraud case

Tikamgarh: A four-member team of Assam Police on Thursday arrived at the residence of Congress candidate Yadvendra Singh in Madhya Pradesh's Tikamgarh district for interrogation in connection with a fraud case, a police officer said.
Singh has been fielded from Tikamgarh constituency for the forthcoming Assembly polls next month.
Police said the action against the Congress candidate was being taken on the basis of a court order.
Tikamgarh Kotwali police station in-charge, Anand Raj, said, "We had received a letter from a court in Assam via mail asking us to cooperate in an ongoing investigation (against the Congress candidate). Today, a four-member team of Assam Police arrived in the morning for questioning him in connection with a fraud case. The investigating team will share further details on this matter."
Kotwali Police personnel surrounded the Congress leader's house while a team from Assam Police questioned him and his family members in connection with the fraud case.
Sharing details of the case, Uttam Dhule, an officer in the Assam Police, said it was registered recently and the investigation is ongoing.
"A case was registered by the CID in Assam in connection with this matter and we were here to question the Congress leader after securing a warrant from the court. The investigation in the case is ongoing. The case was registered under IPC sections 120B, 225, 356, 257, 259, 260, 406, 417, 419, 420, 463, 465, 466, 468, 471, 472, 474 and 506. The case is not very old, it was registered only recently," Dhule said.
Congress district president Gaurav Sharma claimed that the action against him was nothing but a "political vendetta", as Singh has a strong chance of winning the poll.
"It is clear that this action is born out of political vendetta. Yadvendra Singh secured a ticket from the Congress to contest in the upcoming assembly polls. His prospects are bright as the Congress is on course to winning the elections here. Therefore, the central government and the BJP government here are putting pressure on our candidate, using agencies in states where they are in power. We won't take this lying down," Sharma said.
"This is wrong and unfair. The people will definitely respond to these actions in the elections," he added.
Madhya Pradesh is scheduled to go to polls for 230 Assembly seats on November 17.
The elections would be conducted in a single phase and the counting of votes, along with four other poll-bound states, is scheduled for December 3.

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