Mayawati abuse row: Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar arrested from Bihar

| Updated: Jul 29, 2016 22:47 IST

Lucknow, July 29 (ANI): In Uttar Pradesh, expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dayashankar Singh was today arrested from Bihar's Buxar district. The state police was searching Dayashankar with a non-bailable warrant issued by a SC/ST court of Lucknow for his alleged derogatory remarks against BSP Chief Mayawati. Earlier, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High court had rejected his plea for a stay on his arrest. Singh had moved the High Court seeking a stay on his possible arrest and challenging the FIR lodged against him by BSP leaders. Dayahsankar was wanted in connection with an FIR lodged with the Hazratganj police on July 20 at Hazratganj under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for passing "derogatory" comments against Mayawati. On Thursday, Mayawati had hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government for not arresting Singh, alleging that he was roaming scot-free in BJP-ruled Jharkhand and giving interviews to media. (ANI)