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High Court stays Mulayam's arrest

india Updated: May 15, 2009 14:31 IST
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The Allahabad High Court on Friday stayed the arrest of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav in connection with an FIR lodged against his supporters for their alleged misbehaviour with election officials in UP's Etawah district.

The order was passed by a Division Bench comprising Justice Ravindra Singh and Justice NA Moonis on a writ petition filed by Yadav.

The SP chief had submitted that though he had not been named in the FIR dated May 11 lodged in Chaubai police station, he feared that out of "political rivalry", the Mayawati government may arrest him for being present at the spot at the time of the incident.

In the FIR, the SP supremo's supporters have been accused of having stormed into a polling booth under Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency, where re-polling was being held, and misbehaved with election officials.

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