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Arson in UP Cong chief's house: BSP MLA booked

July 18, 2009 11:41 IST

The names of Bahujan Samaj Party Member of Legislative Assembly Jitendra Singh and local party leader Imtizar Abdi have been added in the FIR filed in connection with the arson at the house of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi in Lucknow.

The names of the two have been added on Friday night on the basis of a complaint by Joshi and Congress general secretary Subodh Srivastava, police sources said on Saturday.

Singh is an MLA from Bikapur assembly seat in Faizabad and Bobby is former president of Shia Degree College in Lucknow. Earlier, the FIR had been filed against unidentified persons.

The Congress had lodged a written complaint against the two BSP leaders for allegedly ransacking Joshi's residence and setting it on fire on July 15.

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