Former BJP leader Daya Shankar arrested in Bihar

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Lucknow, July 29 (IANS) Former BJP leader Daya Shankar Singh, wanted in a case with regard to his objectionable comments against BSP chief Mayawati, was on Friday arrested from Buxar district of Bihar.

The operation to nab him was jointly executed by a team of the Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh Police and the Bihar Police, an official told IANS.

Singh belongs to Buxar and was last seen by people in Deogarh in Jharkhand performing a puja.

After his pictures at Deoghar were seen on social network sites, the STF zeroed in on Bihar and Jharkhand to trace him. After electronic surveillance, he was arrested from the Chini Mill locality on Friday.

Officials in Lucknow said he was being brought to Lucknow by the STF team and would be presented before the court on Saturday.

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A local court earlier issued a non-bailable warrant against him and the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday refused to put his arrest on hold.

Singh, who was Uttar Pradesh BJP Vice President, went into hiding after an FIR was lodged against him for his derogatory comments against Mayawati. He was also expelled by the party for six years.



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