Five cases was registered against the sitting BJP MLA from Bithari Chainpur in Bareilly, Rajesh Mishra, his son and supporters on Saturday for opposing a Muharram procession, police said.
The cases were registered at Cantonment and Bithari Chainpur police stations against Rajesh Mishra and others for opposing a Muharram procession in village Khajuria, they said.
The village lies at the border of the limits of the two police stations.
"Five cases pertaining to rioting, disturbing peace and obstructing government officials from performing their duty were registered against Rajesh Mishra, BJP MLA from Bithari Chainpur, his son, three aides and 25 unidentified persons," Inspector Cantonment police station Devendra Kumar Singh said.
Rajesh Mishra's supporters did not allow the tazia procession to proceed beyond his native village Bhartaul and there was a heated exchange between the MLA and policemen.
"Action will be taken against those disrupting law and order, even if the person happens to be an MLA. Cases have been registered and arrests will also be made," Senior Superintendent of Police Muniraj G said.
Rajesh Mishra, however, claimed that the cases filed against him are absolutely baseless.
Election Results for Lok Sabha Election 2019 will be out on May 23. Get the latest election news and live updates on ndtv.com/elections. Catch all the action on NDTV Live. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for news updates from each of the 543 parliamentary seats for the election 2019