Controversial UP MP Atiq Ahmed, who was evading arrest for the past six months in connection with the case of murder of BSP MLA Raju Pal, has been arrested in New Delhi.
The expelled Samajwadi Party MP was nabbed by a special cell of Delhi Police on Thursday evening from an apartment in Pitampura in west Delhi, a senior police officer said on Friday.
The Lok Sabha member from Phoolpur in Allahabad was on the run after his name cropped up in the sensational murder case of Raju Pal. He was carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head.
The Uttar Pradesh police had secured a non-bailable warrant against him in connection with the murder case.
Ahmed had alleged that there was threat to his life from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and it was for that reason he was not surrendering to the state police.
A number of cases including that of murder, attempt to murder and kidnapping are pending against him.