Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha, Hazaribag MLA, supporters arrested
The Hazaribag police on Tuesday arrested former Union minister Yashwant Sinha (father of civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha), BJP legislator Manish Jaiswal and former MLA Lok Nath Mahto along with about 200 supporters for leading a procession on the eve of Ramnavami on the Hazaribag-Barkagaon route that has been closed since 1984.
Sinha and Jaiswal entered into an altercation with the police when stopped. The BJP leaders along with supporters and sympathisers were determined to take the procession through the said route to “solve the issue”.
The police made preventive arrest of the BJP leaders and lodged them in Demotand agriculture farm. No one was allowed to meet them, which angered the party workers.