Rajeev Dikshit| TNN |

VARANASI: Former Bhadohi district unit president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kanhaiya Lal Mishra was arrested by Sigra police from a guest house in Paredkothi area on Tuesday for allegedly raping a woman.

The woman had complained to inspector of Sigra Satish Singh in this connection.

Singh said, “A man assured job to the woman and called her to Varanasi but allegedly raped her in a guest house.”

Taking note of it, Sigra police raided the guest house in Paredkothi area and caught the man, who was identified as Kanhaiya Lal Mishra of Jhingurpur village in Bhadohi district.

During interrogation, he claimed that he is an agrarian and avoided disclosing his association with the ruling party, police said.

Varanasi BJP regional unit president Mahesh Chandra Srivastava said that Mishra had been the Bhadohi district unit chief in past.