Said to have once been Bihar’s most formidable don, who also served as role model for the villain in the film ‘Pratighat’, he still faces four chargesheets including two in murder cases.
Satish Sharma ,Congress, Amethi
Besides being chargesheeted in the JMM bribery case, he made judicial history when the Supreme Court asked him to cough up Rs 50 lakh for irregular allotment of petrol pumps when he was petroleum minister.
Bhajan Lal , Congress, Karnal
Charges have been framed against him in the JMM bribery case. The CBI has accused him of delivering ‘suitcases’ to a breakaway faction of the Janata Dal.
L.K. Advani , BJP, Gandhinagar
The BJP president is accused of having abetted the demolition of the Babri Masjid, for which the trial court has ordered the framing of charges. Has filed an appeal.
Mohammad Shahabuddin , Rashtriya
Janata Dal, Siwan
One of Bihar’s best known dons, the sitting Siwan MP’s historysheet spans a decade. Believed to have been involved in student leader Chandrashekhar’s murder.
Devendranath Dubey , Samajwadi
Once jailed in a murder case, he is currently absconding in a similar case. Known as the terror of Champaran, he is alleged to have close links with the Uttar Pradesh mafia.
Prabhunath Singh , Samata Party, Maharajganj
The feudal landlord is out on bail after a stint in jail for the murder of a Janata Dal MLA. Though his historysheet runs into 34 cases, he says he now faces ‘only 11’.
Veerappa Moily , Congress, Chikmagalur
The former Karnataka chief minister is charged with criminal conspiracy in the JMM bribery case.
D.P.Yadav , Jantantrik BSP, Sambhal
Has faced charges in over 30 cases of murder, kidnapping and hooliganism, many of which are still pending. Principal figure in the UP gangwars in the late ’80s.
M.M. Joshi/Vijayaraje,Scindia BJP, Allahabad/Guna
Both BJP stalwarts face charges for the Babri Masjid demolition on December 6, 1992. They have filed an appeal which is pending in the Allahabad high court.
Sharad Yadav , Janata Dal, Madhepura
The JD chief is charged with having received Rs 5 lakh in the hawala scam. The CBI notes that in a TV interview he admitted to receiving Rs 3 lakh from ‘one Jain’.
Laloo Prasad Yadav , Rashtriya Janata Dal, Madhepura
One of the accused in the Rs 750-crore animal husbandry scam, he resigned as Bihar chief minister and suffered a long stint in jail after being chargesheeted by the CBI.
Mani Kumar Subba , Congress,Tezpur
Has been convicted of murder in Nepal and was sentenced to life impisonment, whereby he spent 18 months in jail. Alleged to be a Nepali citizen, his citizenship was contested by an election officer in Sikkim in 1985.
Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh , BJP, Gonda
Feared all over eastern Uttar Pradesh, he has faced 34 criminal cases and is alleged to have links with international gangs. Has been held undr the National Security Act and TADA. Also faces charges in the Babri Masjid demolition case..