Samajwadi Party MLA from Azamagarh Sadar constituency Durga Prasad Yadav was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly assaulting a senior official of the posts and telegraphs department.
Police said Yadav was arrested from his residence in Harra Ki Chungi locality and produced before the CJM this morning and sent to jail. His bail application would be heard tomorrow, police said.
Yadav and one of his associates have been accused of beating up and issuing threats to assistant superintendent, posts, Shyam Narain Sharma on February 20. An FIR in this connection was filed against them, police said.
Though he denied beating up the official, Yadav said he had gone to Sharma's office in connection with the suspension of an employee with the people of his constituency.
"I am being framed out of political vendetta", he alleged.