A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA and the husband of the local councillor were on Sunday held hostage by a local people protesting against erratic supply of electricity and water in Alinagar ward of Mughalsarai in Uttar Pradesh , police said.
BSP MLA from Mughalsarai, Babban Singh Chauhan had gone to the ward number 3 listen to their problems and talk to local residents, when they held him hostage.
Residents had been reeling under power crisis for the last one week due to conking of a transformer. Despite repeated complaints to the electricity department, the transformer was not replaced.
On Sunday afternoon, residents of the two wards staged a sit-in in protest against the power crisis. When the Mughalsarai MLA Babban Singh Chauhan of BSP and Sheikh Kayamuddin, husband of the local councillor Murshida Begum came to know about the protest, they decided to pacify agitators and also extend Eid greetings.
However, both of them were tied with a rope and held hostage by the agitators when they reached the area.
Local police rushed to the spot and held talks with the residents after which they freed the duo.