The Government Railway Police (GRP) on Sunday night took former MP Chandra Nath Singh,62,into custody after a woman passenger of the Delhi-bound Padmavat Express train accused him of misbehaviour. The woman also alleged that Singh was drunk.
Singh was made to deboard the train at Shahjahanpur railway station,and taken to the district hospital for medical examination. The medical report said he was not drunk, said GRP station officer Satya Prasad Yadav.
The former MP,among the SPs candidates for the 2014 polls,was released after the complainant faxed a letter to Shahjahanpur district magistrate on Monday morning,withdrawing her complaint and saying she did not want to pursue the case.
According to Yadav,Singh and the woman had argued over a berth in the train. Both had boarded the train from Pratapgarh. The woman was travelling with her family members while Singh was with his driver,gunner and two others.
Singh reportedly did not have a confirmed ticket,and occupied a berth which belonged to the woman. The latter asked him to vacate it several times,but he reportedly refused and misbehaved with her. The woman later called up the railway control room and lodged her complaint.
When the train reached Shahjahanpur railway station,Singh was taken to the police station.
Yadav added that they had asked the girl to give a fresh complaint,but she told them that she would send it after reaching Delhi. Yadav said that Shahjahanpur DM office later received a fax from the girl later in the morning stating that she was withdrawing her complaint.
Council adjourned during question hour over misbehaviour
The UP Legislative Council remained adjourned during the entire question hour on Monday as Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members stalled the proceedings over the alleged misbehaviour by a Samajwadi Party leader Chandranath Singh with a women passenger on board a train.
As soon as the House met in the morning,Leader of Opposition Naseemuddin Siddiqui raised the issue without taking name of Singh and said that SPs Lok Sabha candidate in Pratapgarh has been arrested for eve-teasing. When Chairman Ganesh Shankar Pandey asked him to raise the matter after the question hour,BSP members trooped into the well,raising slogans against the SP government.
As the uproar continued,the chairman first adjourned the House for half-an-hour,then extended it for 10 minutes and later till 12 pm. When the House met again after the question hour,Pandey said that all the questions be deemed answered.