Man arrested for bringing Pakistani girl to India.

NEW DELHI -- Mulayam Singh Yadav is a name associated with the late former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was a staunch opponent of the Hindu right.

Now the Bengaluru police have arrested a young man with the same name, from the same state, accusing him of bringing an alleged Pakistani girl to India after befriending her in an online game of Ludo.

Reports on Wednesday quoted Deputy Commissioner of Police, Whitefield, S. Girish as saying that Mulayam Singh Yadav came in contact with the minor girl in Pakistan's Hyderabad through the online game. The man asked the girl to come to Bengaluru so they could get married.

The Bengaluru police on Monday said they have arrested the 26-year-old man for illegally bringing the girl to India and living with her in the city. The accused, a native of Uttar Pradesh, was working as a security guard in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka state where the Bharatiya Janata Party rules after subverting an opposition government with defection. Assembly elections are due there later this year.

A name like Yadav with a strange Pakistani link can produce a useful electoral ploy in a polarising campaign.

Mr Girish said Singh came in contact with the minor girl through the online game. 'The man used to work as...

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