Published On : Fri, Jul 29th, 2016

Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh arrested in Bihar

Dyashankar Singh
Dayashankar Singh arrested by police from Buxar, Bihar. He was arrested in a joint operation carried out by the UP Police and Bihar Police.

The expelled Bharatiya Janata Party leader on Thursday failed to get a stay on his arrest from Allahabad high court which directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file its reply by August 5 on his plea challenging the lodging of first information report against him for allegedly using derogatory language against Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati.

The Lucknow bench comprising justices Ajai Lamba and Ravindra Nath also directed that a copy of the reply be provided to the petitioner’s counsel and fixed August 8 as the next date of hearing.

Singh had moved the HC challenging the FIR lodged against him by BSP leaders after he used derogatory language against party chief Mayawati. In his petition, Singh had sought direction for stay on his arrest in the case.

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 his remarks against Mayawati.