A city court on Monday issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against former state BJP Vice-President Daya Shankar Singh for his derogatory remark against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Lucknow, Manjil Saini, said that the police had procured an NBW against the former BJP leader and informed that the police was working to arrest him as soon as possible.
Uttar Pradesh Police conducted raids at various places in Mau, Ballia, Gorakhpur and Lucknow to arrest him but he remained untraceable.
Police sources say Singh might be holed up somewhere in New Delhi and anticipating a surrender in a court.
Criticising Mayawati’s ticket distribution system in Mau, Singh had compared her to a sex worker. An FIR was lodged against Singh by National Secretary of BSP Mewalal Gautam at Hazratganj police station on July 20.
On the next day, after BSP workers made similar remarks against Daya Shankar’s wife and a minor daughter during a demonstration, his mother lodged an FIR against Mayawati and three other leaders on July 22.