UP police probing bee-appearance incident at Maya’s rally

The Uttar Pradesh police are probing the bee-invasion incident at Mayawati`s mega rally on Tuesday after the BSP cried foul and claimed involvement of "mischievous elements".

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2010, 22:17 PM IST

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police are probing the bee-invasion incident at Mayawati`s mega rally
on Tuesday after the BSP cried foul and claimed involvement of
"mischievous elements".

Mayawati was addressing the rally to celebrate BSP`s
25th anniversary here, when there came some uninvited guests
-- a swarm of bees.

Uttar Pradesh police are looking into the matter,
Additional Director General of Police Brij Lal said, but did
not elaborate on who is heading the probe.

After the incident, the BSP said the appearance of the
bees at the Rama Bai Ambedkar maidan was a conspiracy.

The Uttar Pradesh government too pointed to some
"mischief" and quickly ordered an inquiry.

"Someone disturbed honey bees at the nearby central
school building by lighting a fire below the hive, following
which they hovered over the Rama Bai Ambedkar maidan for about
an hour," an official release said here.

"The inquiry will reveal the mischievous elements
behind the incident," it said.

On the other hand, Mayawati said, "It`s a matter of
happiness and satisfaction that none of these bees have stung
any of the BSP party workers," adding in a lighter vein,
"these bees are felicitating us all in our honour."

PTI