Lucknow, Jan 14 (Agencies): BSP MLA Purshottan Narain Dwivedi, accused of raping a minor, has threatened to take revenge against those who are responsible for falsely implicating him.

Bahujan Samaj Party MLA from Banda was arrested on Thursday by the local police. He openly dared his opponents, saying he will deal with them once he is out. Asked how he felt about being arrested on charges of rape, Dwivedi said, "Once I am free I will take revenge for this."

Dwivedi and three accomplices are alleged to have raped the 17-year-old at his residence in Banda on December 11 and 12. Two accomplices have also been arrested but the third one is absconding, the police said.

48-year-old Dwivedi, represents Naraini seat in Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

The raped minor girl is still in jail after being falsely implicated for theft.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati had cleared the MLA's arrest after a crime branch CID preliminary report concluded that the MLA had raped a 17-year-old-girl, left under his care by her father. Now there is mounting pressure on Mayawati to set the girl free.