Woman claims husband abducted by BSP MLA

Orai (UP): Wife of a Dalit junior engineer has accused a BSP MLA of abducting her husband and keeping him in illegal detention, police said here on Saturday.

Sunita, in her written complaint at Madhogarh police station, has alleged that her husband Arvind Kumar, posted as junior engineer in Power Department, had been abducted on the behest of Minister of State for Homeguard and PRD Hariom Upadhyaya by his aides, they said.

Upadhyaya is a BSP MLA from Madhogarh Assembly segment, where Arvind is posted as the junior engineer.

Meanwhile, the minister said that he did not know engineer Arvind Kumar.

Upadhyaya claimed that he had only talked to sub-divisional officer to repair electricity lines damaged during natural calamity.

The minister said that as Assembly polls were nearing, baseless allegations are being levelled against him to malign his image.