Lucknow, Feb 6 (IANS) Three women were arrested on charges of trying to block Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati’s convoy in Aligarh by lying down on the road, police said Sunday.
Brij Lal, special director general of police, told reporters here that the women were arrested Saturday minutes before the chief minister’s convoy passed.
Two of them were identified as Chandrawati and the third as Sunita.
Chandrawati’s family members told mediapersons that she had no intention to block Mayawati’s path.
The idea was to draw the chief minister’s attention to the alleged involvement of T.J. Singh, rural engineering services minister, behind the “unlawful” arrest of her husband, they said.
The other Chandrawati had a similar grouse as her husband too was arrested a day earlier on the charge of making innocuous inquiries about the construction of a helipad for the chief minister in Salempur village of Aligarh district.
The third woman, Sunita, wanted to urge Mayawati to get the police to taking immediate action in the murder of her father, who was found dead on the terrace of their home.
Sunita suspected the involvement of yet another cabinet minister, Jaiveer Singh, in her father’s murder.