Mau: Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari and seven others were on Wednesday acquitted by a court in connection with the sensational killing of contractor Munna Singh.
However, three other accused were held guilty by the Mau fast-track court.
Contractor Ajay Prakash Singh or Munna Singh was shot dead near Ghazipur crossing close to the Union Bank on August 29 in 2009.
Mukhtar Ansari had contested the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ticket and emerged winner from the Mau assembly seat.
However, his son and brother, who contested from the same party, were defeated in the polls.