Varanasi violence: Congress MLA Ajay Rai was Arrested
In Uttar Pradesh, the Varanasi district administration has sent Congress MLA Ajay Rai to Fatehgarh jail in Farrukhabad district. Rai was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the violence in the city during Pratikar Yatra on Monday. It is said, he was sent to other district jail to keep his supporters at bay and avert any unpleasant situation on his arrest in Varanasi. Following Rai’s arrest, Congress workers had tried to block roads in some areas yesterday.Congress’ communication department chairman, Satyadev Tripathi alleged that the Samajwadi Party government was harassing Congress leaders in Varanasi and that raids were being conducted at the houses of party leaders. He has demanded judicial inquiry into this violence so that the truth can come out and real culprits could be caught. He said members of BJP, VHP and Hindu Yuva Vahini, who had instigated the violence, have not been named so far. AIR correspondent reports that schools and colleges remained open in the city yesterday, and no untoward incident was reported. Police is in the process of nabbing others named in the FIR.