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BJP’s Vinay Katiyar arrested on way to violence-hit Jahanabad

Firebrand BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Katiyar was arrested on Monday at Jajmau bridge in Kanpur when heading to riot-hit Jahanabad.

lucknow Updated: Jan 18, 2016 19:14 IST
HT Correspondent
BJP leader Vinay Katiyar was arrested on January 18, 2016, when he was on his way to violence-hit Jahanabad town in Uttar Pradesh.
BJP leader Vinay Katiyar was arrested on January 18, 2016, when he was on his way to violence-hit Jahanabad town in Uttar Pradesh. (HT Photo)

Firebrand BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Katiyar was arrested on Monday at Jajmau bridge in Kanpur when heading to riot-hit Jahanabad.

He was taken to the circuit house amid protests by BJP leaders who demanded his immediate release and said he should be allowed to visit Jahanabad, a town limping back to normalcy.

Kanpur police acted on the information of Fatehpur police, which felt his presence in Jahanabad could have repercussions and disturb the peace.

“We aren’t denying permission to the local public representatives and leaders in Jahanabad, but police won’t allow any outsider there,” SP Fatehpur Rajeev Malhotea said.

More than 30 people were injured and a woman lost an eye in a communal clash that broke out in the famous Khichdi Mela of Jahanabad town, 35km from Kanpur and in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.

Police arrested 27 people allegedly involved in the violence.