BJP's Vinay Katiyar detained by Uttar Pradesh police

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Katiyar was detained on Monday by the Uttar Pradesh police on his way to violence-hit Fatehpur.

Violence broke out last week in Fatehpur on Makar Sankranti during a procession by VHP workers.

Following his detention, he was taken to the circuit house in Kanpur.

More than 30 people were injured in a clash that broke out in Jahanabad town, 35km from Kanpur and in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.