Bahujan Samaj Party candidate for the Etawah Lok Sabha seat Ajay Pal Singh and his eight supporters were on Saturday arrested and sent to jail for allegedly assaulting a bus driver in the Civil Lines area here, the police said.

Mr. Pal’s jeep brushed against a Roadways bus, after which he and his supporters damaged its windows and allegedly assaulted driver Rajesh Nagar, injuring him seriously, a police spokesman said.

Both the parties were brought to the police station, from where the driver was admitted to hospital, the spokesman said.

Later, Mr. Nagar lodged a report against Mr. Pal. — PTI