Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dayashankar Singh who was granted bail on Saturday, was released from Mau district jail on Sunday morning.
Dayashankar was expelled for comparing BSP chief Mayawati to a prostitute and was later arrested in Buxar on July 29 by a joint team of the UP Special Task Force and the Bihar Police.
“My wife and daughter are not well, will go to Lucknow straight away, to meet my family,” Dayashankar told the media after being released.
Dayashankar had been booked under IPC sections 504, 509, 153A and the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act at Hazratganj police station on July 2. The complaint, lodged by BSP national secretary Mewalal Gautam, alleged that Singh’s remarks had hurt the feelings of BSP workers and the Dalit community across the country and were aimed at provoking them.
But the FIR was transferred to Mau’s Kotwali police station as Singh had made the remark there.
“Ek vaishya se bhi badtar charitra ki aaj Mayawatiji ho gayi hain. Isi liye Kanshi Ram ke banaye karyakarta unka saath chhod kar ja rahe hain aur BSP samapt ho rai hai… Mayawatiji kisi ko 1 crore mein ticket deti hain. Koi 2 crore dene wala milta hai toh usey ticket de deti hain, aur shaam ko koi 3 crore dene ko taiyyar hota hai toh usey de deti hain. (Mayawati’s character is worse than a prostitute. That why people are leaving her side and the BSP is nearing its end. Mayawati gives a ticket for 1 crore which she changes if she is offered 2 crore. And she changes even that ticket if she is offered 3 crore by evening),” Singh has said at a meeting in Mau where he was being felicitated by BJP workers.
Additional District Judge of SC/ST Court Ajay Kumar granted bail to Singh on two surety bonds of Rs 50,000 each, government counsel Chedi Lal Gupta said.
The BSP termed the court order as “not in keeping with law” and said it will be challenged in Allahabad High Court. “The court in Mau granted bail to Dayashankar Singh in the matter of his derogatory remark against a BSP national president and former chief minister. As the order is not lawful, it will be challenged in the High Court,” party national general secretary Satish Chandra Misra said.
Commotion followed Singh’s statement and he was hauled by politicos across the nation and the BJP and swift action was taken against him.
A day after Dayashankar was arrested and sent to 14-day judicial custody, the Samajwadi Party hoped that the arrest would make sure that nobody points a finger at the so-called deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.
[with inputs from ANI]