BJP MLA Suresh Rana, who was arrested in Lucknow on Sep 20 for allegedly inciting violence by making provocative speeches, has been booked in another case of rioting, police said today.
A case of rioting was registered yesterday against Rana and others in connection with an incident in Shamli on June 16 this year, police sources said, adding a warrant has been issued to Rana.
On June 16, a girl was allegedly kidnapped and gangraped, following which hundreds of people including Suresh Rana staged a protest and damaged shops and vehicles, demanding the arrest of the accused.
Another BSP leader Noor Saleem Rana, who was sent to 14 days judicial custody on Saturday, could not be shifted to Azamgarh district jail due to some health problem, jailer Mijazilal said.
He was under the treatment of doctors in jail's hospital, he said, adding that district authorities have ordered that he be sent to Azamgharh district jail.
Meanwhile, Chief Judicial Magistrate K P Singh of a local court will today hear the bail plea of BJP MLA Sangeet Som, who was accused of allegedly uploading a fake video that triggered the communal tension in Muzaffarnagar.
Som was arrested on September 22.
Sangeet Som was sent for 14 days judicial custody on Saturday. He was shifted to Urai district jail.