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SP leader arrested for involvement in arson

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 23:29

Auraiya: A Samajwadi Party leader has
been arrested for his alleged involvement in arson during
nation-wide bandh organised by 13 political parties to protest
against price rise, officials said here today.

Pramod Gupta, Chairman of Vidhuna Nagar Panchayat, was
arrested from his house late last night in connection with
arson during Bharat bandh on April 27 in which a bus was
torched by mob, they said.

Gupta, a relative of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav
and against whom a case had been lodged under various sections
of the IPC, was today produced before the Chief Judicial
Magistrate, who remanded him to 14 days of judicial custody,
they said.

Protesting Gupta`s arrest, SP workers led by Leader of
the Opposition in the state Assembly Shivpal Singh Yadav
staged a demonstration at the police office, they said.


First Published: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 23:29
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