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Dayashankar Singh arrested for remarks against Mayawati

The Arrest Comes Following An FIR Against Him For Making Derogatory Comments Against BSP Supremo Mayawati. The Lucknow Bench Of Allahabad High Court Had Denied A Stay On His Arrest.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 29 Jul 2016, 04:07:13 PM
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New Delhi:

Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh was on Friday arrested from Buxar in a joint operation between Uttar Pradesh Police and Bihar Police. The arrest comes following an FIR against him for making derogatory comments against BSP supremo Mayawati. The Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court had denied a stay on his arrest.

Dayashankar Singh had moved the Allahabad High Court bench seeking a stay on his possible arrest and challenging the FIR lodged against him by BSP leaders for using “derogatory” language against BSP supremo.

An FIR was lodged against Singh on July 20 at Hazratganj police station here under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for passing “derogatory” comments against Mayawati.

The complaint, which was lodged by national secretary of BSP Mewalal Gautam, alleged that Singh’s remarks had hurt the feelings of BSP workers and the Dalit community across the country and were aimed at provoking them.

Singh, who was state BJP vice president, was expelled by the party for six years in the wake of the storm triggered by his remarks against the BSP supremo.

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First Published : 29 Jul 2016, 02:35:00 PM

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