Ill-reputed ex-RJD MP Pappu Yadav courts yet another controversy



By NewsGram Staff Writer

Controversial figure in Indian politics, Rajesh Ranjan, alias Pappu Yadav has once again made it to the news. This time he became a part of another controversy after an air hostess leveled charges of harassment and misbehavior against him.

Reportedly the expelled RJD MP from Bihar, behaved rudely with the air hostess after she asked him not to throw away the left- over food in the aisle of the plane.

The incident happened when the plane from Patna was on its way to New Delhi.

According to media reports Pappu Yadav has denied being involved in any kind of brawl on the flight.

This is not the first time that Yadav has been part of a controversy. Pappu Yadav has always been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons.

Here’s a timeline of Pappu Yadav’s infamous activities:

May 18, 2013: A division bench of Justices V.N. Sinha and Amaresh Kumar Lal overturned the earlier law order and acquitted Yadav of the murder and conspiracy chargers on the grounds of lack of evidence.

Yadav was convicted for murdering CPI- M leader Ajit Sarkar.

April 29, 2011: Yadav again faced criminal allegations against him after Kim Davy, Purulia arms drops case prime accused had named Yadav as the Member of Parliament who had helped him escape from India. Davy, had played a major role in the infamous incident in which large consignment of arms, including several hundred AK-47 rifles were dropped from a Latvian aircraft on the night of December 17, 1995 in West Bengal’s Purulia district.

February 14, 2008: Pappu Yadav was convicted murder and criminal conspiracy and sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment.

February 14, 2005: India’s Supreme Court ordered to transfer Pappu Yadav  to a Delhi jail within a week.

The decision was followed by a petition filed by Ajit Sarkar’s brother who alleged that Yadav, despite being in jail, was being allowed to contact people outside using his mobile phones. He also said that members of the public and political colleagues were being permitted to Mr. Yadav, while he was still in custody.

October 1, 2004: After setting him free for 10 days on bail, the Supreme Court ordered re-imprisonment of Pappu Yadav. The apex Court put his bail on hold and ordered him to surrender to the authorities.

May 24, 1999: Pappu Yadav was arrested for allegedly murdering CPI- M leader Ajit Sarkar.

On 14 June 1998, Ajit Sarkar was gunned down at Subhash Nagar in Purnia, along with his driver and a party worker.