Accused In 2005 Murder Case Of BJP Leader Shot Dead By UP Police

A resident of UP’s Mau district, Rakesh Pandey carried a bounty of Rs 1 lakh. (Representational)

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh):

The Uttar Pradesh Particular Process Pressure (STF) gunned down Rakesh Pandey, an accused within the 2005 homicide case of BJP chief Krishnanand Rai, in an encounter close to Sarojini Nagar Police Station in Lucknow, stated Inspector Normal of Police (STF) Amitabh Yash on Sunday.

“Rakesh Pandey killed in an encounter with UP STF close to Sarojini Nagar Police Station in Lucknow,” stated Amitabh Yash.

A resident of UP’s Mau district, Rakesh Pandey alias Hanuman Pandey carried a bounty of Rs 1 lakh. He was a needed felony and accused of many heinous crimes.

Krishnanand Rai, who was murdered on November 29, 2005, together with six different individuals, was a sitting MLA from the Mohammadabad constituency.

The investigation of the case was transferred from UP Police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

In 2013, the Supreme Courtroom transferred the case from Ghazipur to Delhi after Krishnanand Rai’s spouse Alka Rai filed a plea within the courtroom.

In October final yr, Alka Rai had approached the Delhi Excessive Courtroom difficult the acquittal of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari and others within the case.

The CBI courtroom whereas acquitting all of the accused noticed that it was a grotesque case involving the homicide of seven individuals. The eyewitnesses and different materials witnesses had turned hostile in the course of the trial. 

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