Lucknow : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Azamgarh Ramakant Yadav, wanted in a murder case, was arrested Tuesday, police said.
However, there were contradictions over the place from where Yadav was arrested. Some officials said he was nabbed from Azamgarh district, while others said the parliamentarian was arrested from Ghaziabad.
Azamgarh Additional Superintendent of Police Sarvesh Kumar told IANS that at this time they could only confirm Yadav has been arrested and other details would be divulged later.
A murder case was filed against Yadav Aug 12 after a young man died in a clash between the supporters of the Ulema Council and the BJP in Phoolpur area of Azamgarh district.
The parliamentarian was absconding since the killing took place.
“We had organised a rally in the Phoolpur area and were heading towards the venue in cars. Those accompanying Yadav, who was in his cavalcade behind us, had a brawl with some of our supporters and members, who were walking down,” convener of the Ulema Council Maulana Amir Rashadi said.
“Yadav’s supporters started firing indiscriminately at us, resulting in the death of a 21-year-old Abdul Rehman,” he claimed.
A case under sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) was registered against the MP and others in the Phoolpur police station, police said.
Azamgarh is about 300 km from Lucknow.