BSP MP Dhananjay Singh arrested in murder case

Lucknow: Ruling BSP MP Dhananjay Singh was on Sunday arrested in a murder case registered against him in his constituency Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh.

"The MP has been arrested in Lucknow in a murder case registered against him in Kerakat police station of Jaunpur," SSP DK Thakur said.

The MP, who was taken into custody at his official residence here, was being taken to Jaunpur, nearly 250 kms from Lucknow.

Singh was expelled from BSP for meeting former SP leader Amar Singh in AIIMS, New Delhi but later his suspension was revoked by Mayawati's party.

After his arrest, Dhananjay alleged that he was being implicated in a false case by the Mayawati government.

"The government is getting me arrested on false cases and the police has produced no warrant," he told reporters.