Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh):
The Uttar Pradesh Particular Activity 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, mentioned Inspector Basic of Police (STF) Amitabh Yash on Sunday.
“Rakesh Pandey killed in an encounter with UP STF close to Sarojini Nagar Police Station in Lucknow,” mentioned 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 Court docket transferred the case from Ghazipur to Delhi after Krishnanand Rai’s spouse Alka Rai filed a plea within the courtroom.
In October final 12 months, Alka Rai had approached the Delhi Excessive Court docket 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 ugly case involving the homicide of seven individuals. The eyewitnesses and different materials witnesses had turned hostile throughout the trial.