MLA Vijay Mishra detained in MP

MLA Vijay Mishra detained in MP

Bhadohi: The muscleman MLA from Gyanpur in Bhadohi district of UP Vijay Mishra was detained at Agar in Malwa area of Madhya Pradesh on Friday morning.

The MP police detained him on the request of Bhadohi police in a case lodged against him by his relative Krishna Mohan Tiwari at Gopiganj police station under sections 325, 506,347, 387 and 449 of IPC on August 8. Bhadohi SP RB Singh said that a team of police has been sent to Agar to bring Mishra to Bhadohi.

MLA Vijay Mishra detained in MP

Mishra has an image of muscleman politician in eastern UP. After winning Gyanpur seat for three consecutive times including 2012 election which he contested from jail, he was denied ticket by Samajwadi Party in 2017 assembly polls. He then contested on the Nishad Party ticket and emerged victorious for the fourth time. His wife Ramlali Mishra is also an MLC from Mirzapur-Sonbhadra.

On July 18, the police had booked him under Goonda Act for allegedly issuing threats to a contractor at Lalanagar toll plaza on national highway-2 in Aurai area. According to police records, as many as 73 criminal cases have been lodged against Mishra in different districts of the state and 10 cases being heard in MP/MLA court.

On Wednesday, Mishra released a video message claiming life threat on him and his family members. He also feared that he might be arrested or murdered any time. In the video message, he alleged that he along with his wife and son were being framed in false cases, and Gopiganj police has made it difficult for his family to stay in Gopiganj area. Attempting to play a Brahmin card, Mishra claimed that he was being targeted by police just for belonging to the Brahmin caste. However, Bhadohi police refuted his claim terming it as an attempt to divert people’s attention from the criminal cases lodged against him.

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