Uttarakhand: Merely four days after the local body elections, the police arrested Congress mayor candidate from Kashipur, Mukta Singh and her husband on Thursday afternoon in a dowry harassment case.

Mukta Singh's daughter-in-law Priyanka had filed a dowry harassment case on September 28 against her five in-laws, including her husband. Amid this, the Congress had given her a mayoral seat ticket to contest the local body elections.

The police are interrogating both of them in this matter. At the same time, the Congress workers reached in large numbers to stage protests outside the police station. They accused the BJP government of working with a sense of revenge.

The police could not take any action due to the local body elections. On Thursday, Kotwal Chanchal Sharma reached Singh’s residence, located in Kundeshwari. Meanwhile, near the ARTO office, Singh was travelling towards Kundeshwari. The police stopped her car and detained her. The police then brought both of them to Kotwali. 

Circle Officer of Keshapur, Rajesh Bhatt says that there is a case of dowry harassment in the court. 

Earlier during the investigations, the investigating officer had removed the names of Mukta and the family members. There has been considerable evidence against Mukta when the investigation reopened.