A LUCKNOW court on Monday issued non-bailable warrant (NBW) against expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh, who had compared BSP chief Mayawati to a prostitute. Singh has been absconding since an FIR was registered against him in the matter last Wednesday.
Hazratganj SHO Vijaymal Singh Yadav said an NBW has been issued against Singh by the court of special judge SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. “The district police had approached the local court for NBW against Dayashankar. It was issued today,” IG (Law and Order) Hariram Sharma added.
When asked about Dayashankar’s wife Swati’s request to lodge FIR under POCSO Act against BSP leaders for derogatory comments against her daughter, the officer said: “The CD of the protest was demanded from the district administration. We have got the CD. After its analysis, appropriate action will be taken.”
Singh, former vice-president of BJP in Uttar Pradesh, had compared Mayawati with a prostitute while accusing her of selling tickets for the upcoming state polls. His comments had led to an uproar in the Parliament and he was expelled from BJP. He was also booked under sections of IPC and the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on the complaint lodged by BSP leader Mewalal Gautam.
On Thursday, BSP workers had held a protest in Lucknow and raised “obscene and abusive” slogans about Singh’s family members.
Following this, an FIR was lodged against Mayawati, BSP general secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui, state president Ram Achal Rajbhar and other BSP workers on Friday.