New Delhi: Expelled BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh Dayashankar Singh, whose abusive remarks against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati caused an outcry, was on Thursday evening arrested from Bihar's Buxar district.
Dayashankar Singh was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) team with the help of the district police from a house in Chinni Mill locality, Superintendent of Police Upendra Kumar Sharma told PTI today.
According to Amar Ujala, the STF found out the location of Singh, who was on the run after an FIR was filed against him for making alleged derogatory remarks against Mayawati on July 20, after he posted a video on Facebook in the favour of his wife Swati Singh. His post helped the STF locate the expelled BJP leader.
Notably, Singh's wife Swati and his mother Tetra Devi had on July 22 lodged an FIR against Mayawati, senior BSP leader and former state minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui, state party president Ram Achal Rajbhar and secretary Mewalal for using foul and objectionable language against their family.
The former vice-president of the BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit had gone underground after an FIR was registered against him on July 20 by UP police on a complaint by BSP leader Mewalal Gautam, alleging that Singh's remarks hurt the feelings of BSP workers and the Dalit community across the country.