BSP MLA held for attacking UP Cong chief``s house
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Last Updated: Friday, March 04, 2011, 00:22
Lucknow: Controversial BSP MLA Jitendra Singh Babloo along with another party leader Intizar Ahmad Abdi were on Thursday arrested in connection with arson at UP Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi's residence two years back.

Singh, who represents Bikapur constituency in Faizabad, and Abdi, chairman of Ganna Sanstha having minister of state status, were picked up by the CB-CID late evening and handed over to Hussainganj police, where a case was lodged, official sources said here.

Joshi's house, located in high-security zone here, was vandalised and torched on the night of July 15, 2009 after her alleged remarks against UP Chief Minister Mayawati.

Later a complaint was lodged by the Congress naming the MLA, Abdi and few others.

While the Congress alleged that the arson was government-sponsored and demanded a CBI inquiry, the state government ordered a CB-CID probe into the incident.


First Published: Friday, March 04, 2011, 00:22

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