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Maya gets her MP arrested

india Updated: May 31, 2007 02:48 IST
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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP from Machhalishahar in Jaunpur district Uma Kant Yadav did not know that his desire to meet Chief Minister Mayawati will land him in police lock up. The trap to arrest Yadav was laid by the chief minister herself.

On Tuesday Yadav, along with his henchmen, razed three shops and a few huts in Palia Mafi village of Azamgarh district.

The MP was forcibly trying to the land owned by Feroze and Ram Shabad Yadav. However, the MP and his men fled the area before the arrival of the police. Later an FIR was lodged against Yadav, his son Dinesh and five other persons at Phulpur police station.

The Azamagarh police raided the hideouts of the MP and his supporters, but in vain. Later SSP, Azamagarh, received a tip-off that Yadav has left for Lucknow.

On Wednesday morning Yadav contacted Chief Minister Mayawati and expressed his desire to meet her. Mayawati turned down his plea, but Yadav remained adamant.

The chief minister informed the Principal Secretary, Home, K Chandramauli and DGP GL Sharma about Yadav’s plan and both were directed to depute adequate police force at her 13 Mall Avenue residence.

Security staff of the chief minister was also directed to hand over the wanted MP to the police immediately after he arrives at her residence. Yadav arrived at the CM’s residence and tried to enter in the premises. But, Mayawati refused to meet him and her security staff handed him to the police. He was taken to the Hazratganj police station. His five supporters have also been taken into custody.

Two vehicles owned by the MP and the JCB machine used to raze the shops have been seized by the police.

The MP’ son is absconding. According to BSP leaders the MP, Uma Kant Yadav has been suspended, while his son Dinesh Yadav has been expelled from BSP.

rajesh.singh@hindustantimes.com