Mau (Uttar Pradesh): An FIR has been registered against BSP MP Atul Rai for submitting a false affidavit during the recent Lok Sabha election.

Assistant District Election Officer Shabbir Ahmad registered the FIR after finding that he had mentioned that he had 13 cases against him in his affidavit but had a total of 24 cases against him.

The FIR was lodged under different sections of IPC including 177 (furnishing false information), 420 (forgery) besides others.

District magistrate Gyan Prakash Tripathi said action was taken after the report of DIG, Election cell stated that he had 24 cases against him.

BJP candidate Harinarain Rajbhar had made the complaint in this regard with the administration.

Rai, who has been accused of rape, had surrendered before a court in Varanasi recently, the judicial magistrate remanded him to 14 days in judicial custody.

An FIR was registered against Rai on May 1 on a complaint by a college student who had alleged that he took her home on the pretext of meeting his wife but sexually assaulted her.

Rai, who has denied the rape allegations, had been on the run since the lodging of the FIR.

The parliamentarian from the Ghosi constituency in Uttar Pradesh was declared absconder by the local court.