BJP MP Ramakant Yadav arrested

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 20:25

Zeenews Bureau

Azamgarh: BJP MP from Azamgarh Sadar
constituency Ramakant Yadav was today arrested in the district
in connection with a murder and attempt to murder case lodged
against him.

"BJP MP Ramkant Yadav was arrested from Pathlipur
Bazar area this evening and has been taken to Deedarganj
police station," Deputy Inspector General of Police K K
Tripathi said.

According to reports, the police had managed to get the details of Yadav`s cellphone conversations indicated his location around Talkatora Road in Central Delhi till Sunday evening.

Yadav was named in the murder case after he and his men allegedly clashed with members of Ulema Council in Phoolpur on August 12. While Council members attacked Yadav`s convoy, the MP`s men had opened fire, killing a youth and injuring three others.

Meanwhile, Allahabad HC had rejected Yadav’s plea for stay on the arrest in connection with an FIR against him. A division bench, comprising Justices Ravindra Singh and Y C Gupta, had directed him to surrender before the court concerned.

First Published: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 20:25

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