Two held for dumping potatoes outside UP CM’s residence

Lucknow, Jan 13: Two Samajwadi Party activists have been nabbed for allegedly dumping potatoes in high-security areas, including outside Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence and the Vidhan Sabha building here, police said on Saturday.

Lucknow’s Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar said the arrested persons have been identified as Ankit Singh Chauhan and Sushil Pasi, were linked to the Samajwadi Party’s youth wing.

He said after the potato dumping incident on January 6 more than 10,000 telephone numbers were on surveillance that led the police to zero in on the two.

“A CCTV footage revealed that the potatoes were wheeled into the high-security zone in a vehicle owned by Sanju Katiyar, who is the husband of Kannauj district panchayat chairperson Shilpi Chauhan, news agency IANS quoted”, Kumar was saying.

Kannauj is the parliamentary constituency of Dimple Yadav, wife of former Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav.

The police officer said potatoes was bought from a cold storage and that the culprits had stayed at a house in Mall Avenue a day before the incident.


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