UP Congress Chief Arrested Again In Another Case Over Buses For Migrants

A second case filed against Ajay Kumar Lallu at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow on Tuesday. (File)


Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu was granted bail by an Agra court today and released before being arrested again by a team of Lucknow police in a second case filed in connection with the Congress standoff with the UP government over arrangement of buses for migrant workers.

Media convenor of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) Lallan Kumar said Mr Lallu was granted bail and released by a local court in Agra on a personal bond of Rs 20,000 this afternoon.

But soon after, he was arrested by a team of Lucknow police in connection with a second case filed against him at Hazratganj police station on Tuesday night, Lallan Kumar said.

Lucknow police confirmed Mr Lallu’s arrest in the second case.

He was first arrested in Agra on Tuesday for sitting on a dharna to protest against permission not being granted by the UP government to allow buses arranged for migrants by the Congress to enter the state.

“A case has been registered against Ajay Kumar Lallu under various sections of the IPC and Epidemic Act at Fatehpur Sikri police station. Ajay Kumar Lallu was arrested on Tuesday evening, and he along with other Congress leaders were put in Police Lines,” Senior Superintendent of Police of Agra Babloo Kumar had said.

On Tuesday night, another case against Lallu and Sandeep Singh, who is Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s personal secretary, and others was lodged at the Hazratganj police station of Lucknow under Indian Penal Code sections related to cheating and forging documents.

Hundreds of buses massed by the Congress on the Rajasthan-Uttar Pradesh border for migrant workers turned back this evening, signalling an end to the party’s row with the UP government on the issue of transporting migrants back to their homes in the state.

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