On the arrest of Nahid Hasan, SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav called it a desperate attempt by the BJP to win the upcoming elections. He alleged that the BJP was targeting the Samajwadi Party.
Samajwadi Party MLA from Kairana Assembly Constituency in Uttar Pradesh Nahid Hasan was arrested by the police. A special court on Saturday sent him to 14-day judicial custody. The police had invoked the Gangster Act against Hassan. The MLA was produced in an MP/MLA court at Kairana in Shamli district.
Kairana police said that a case was registered against 40 people including Hasan last year. Most of the accused were released on bail but Hasan failed to surrender in the court, following which a non-bailable warrant was issued against them, he said. SP has fielded Hasan from Kairana assembly constituency. Akhilesh had given him a ticket in the first list. He had filed his nomination yesterday only.
A case was registered against Nahid in 2019. A man had accused him of forgery of Rs 80 lakh in a land deal. A case of cheating was registered against him by the police. He was sent to jail in this case in January 2020. Hassan was earlier booked by the SDM of Kairana for driving an SUV without registration. There are many other old cases registered against him.
Nahid Hasan is one of the big political faces of Uttar Pradesh. Hassan has inherited politics. His father Munawwar Hasan was a member of all the houses. Nahid Hassan entered politics after his death in a road accident. Nahid’s mother Tabassum Hasan has also been an MP from Kairana.
On the other hand, on the arrest of Nahid Hasan, SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav called it a desperate attempt by the BJP to win the upcoming elections. He alleged that the BJP was targeting the Samajwadi Party. He said that the arrest of SP leaders and threats to the leaders shows that the BJP has become despondent. While attacking CM Yogi Adityanath, Akhilesh said that he is clean.