Lucknow, Aug 14 : Vijay Mishra, the MLA from Gyanpur in Bhadohi district who was booked on charges of grabbing property and intimidation, was arrested on Friday from Agar in Madhya Pradesh on Friday, an official said.
Bhadohi Superintendent of Police Ram Badan Singh told reporters that Mishra was arrested on a tip-off provided by Bhadohi police to their counterparts in Madhya Pradesh.
The SP said that a police team had been sent to Madhya Pradesh to bring the MLA to Bhadohi on a transit remand.
On August 9, police had said that Vijay Mishra, elected to the Assembly in 2017 on the Nishad Party ticket, his wife Ramlali Mishra, and their son Vishnu Mishra were booked on his relative's complaint.
It was the second FIR against Mishra within a month. On July 18, he was booked under the Goonda Act for "threatening" a man who bagged a contract for toll collection at the Lalanagar toll plaza on National Highway-2 in Aurai area.
"An FIR naming Mishra, his MLC wife and son was registered by the Gopiganj police under Sections 325, 506, 347, 387 and 449 of the IPC on the complaint of the MLA's relative Krishna Mohan Tiwari on Friday. On the request of the complainant, who cited threat to his life, we have provided police security to him," the SP had said.
As many as 71 criminal cases are allegedly lodged against Mishra in various districts of the state. Ten of the cases are being heard in a special MP/MLA court, police sources said.
The MLA's son Vishnu, however, had told the media that the relative who had complained against them had borrowed Rs 32 crore from his MLA father.
"He had given us cheques for Rs 27 crore, which bounced. In order not to return our money, he lodged a complaint against us," he alleged.