SP Leader Totaram Yadav Arrested for Booth Capturing


Lucknow: Samajwadi Party leader Totaram Yadav was arrested on Wednesday by UP police in Mainpuri.  He was arrested by SHO (Kotwali) Manohar Singh outside a school when he came out after attending a sports week function there, which was also attended by PWD Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav and other SP leaders. He gets bail just after arrest.

Totaram had approached the Allahabad High Court for quashing the case registered against him but the court had dismissed his petition. Totaram along with his 20 aides, including the presiding officer, were booked by Mainpuri police for booth capturing in Bewar block in October. The decision to lodge the case was taken after a two-minute video went viral on WhatsApp in which he was purportedly seen capturing a booth. Totaram, had, however claimed that the case was a conspiracy against him.

A veteran Samajwadi Party leader and close aide of Mulayam Singh Yadav Totaram, also grabbed limelight in June when he said that “rapes happen with the mutual consent of boys and girls”.