SP MLA passes away in Delhi

Mahesh Narain Singh, Samajwadi Party MLA from Handia in Allahabad, died due to illness in Delhi on Monday. SP president Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expressed grief over his death.

Murder accused escapes from custody

Banda: A murder accused has escaped from police custody outside the district jail here, police said on Monday. Narendra Kewat was brought here Sunday night for a hearing from Bareilly central jail by two constables. The accused, however, managed to dodge the cops and fled when they were taking him inside the prison, they said. The constables have been arrested and an FIR has been registered against them, they said, adding that a manhunt has been launched to nab Kewat.

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