Kairana MLA Nahid Hasan declared ‘absconder’

The Uttar Pradesh Police has declared Nahid Hasan, the Samajwadi Party MLA from Kairana, “absconder” after he was not found at his residence when a police team raided it to enforce the warrant issued by a Kairana court on Saturday.

“The court issued arrest warrants in three cases and an arrest warrant was issued to recover his SUV. The MLA was not able to produce its papers during regular checking on September 9, and misbehaved with government officials,” said Ajay Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Shamli, who led the team.

The vehicle has a Punjab registration number and according to the police when a team was sent to Patiala, its file was not found.

Mr. Kumar said Mr. Hasan was given five days to produce the papers but it had been 13 days since then. “When the police reached his residence, both the MLA and his car were not found,” he said.

Mr. Hasan has been booked under Sections 353, 453 and 153 for obstructing government officials from doing their duty, forgery and provoking with the intent to cause a riot.

The latter is related to a video that went viral in July in which he allegedly appealed to local Muslims not to buy goods from shopkeepers who were close to the BJP.

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