Gangster Act imposed on arrested BSP MP

Last Updated: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 12:58

Jaunpur: Police has imposed the Gangster Act against BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, who was arrested in connection with a double murder case on December 11.

"The Gangster Act has been invoked against Singh and his other accomplices identified as Ashutosh Singh, Punit Singh, Sandeep Singh and Dabbu Singh," Circle Officer Kerakat Netrapal Singh said.

Singh, produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate Ashraf Ansari on December 12 after his arrest, was sent to judicial custody till December 23, the next date of hearing.

The BSP MP was arrested from Lucknow in connection with a double murder in Kerakat area of Jaunpur district.

On April one, 2010, a contractor Sanjay Nishad and a tea vendor Nandlal were shot dead by some persons. Later four persons were arrested in connection with the case.

The inquiry into the double murder was later transferred to CB-CID.

The MP was allegedly involved in the conspiracy to kill the duo.

Dhananjay, whose name figured in connection with chief medical officer murder cases and National Rural Health Mission scam in Uttar Pradesh, was suspended from BSP on September 24 on charges of anti-party activities but his suspension was revoked a few days before the Winter Session of UP Assembly in
November.

PTI



First Published: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 12:58

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