BSP MP acquitted in one case, to remain in jail

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Varanasi:The MP/MLA Courtroom of Varanasi has acquitted jailed Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP from Mau, Atul Rai, and 15 extra accused individuals in a case of conspiring murderous assault on a police workforce within the metropolis in 2011.

Rai is at the moment lodged in Naini jail of Prayagraj.

Although he has been lately acquitted in rape and different circumstances, he’s nonetheless behind bars as two circumstances are pending in several courts.

Rai’s advocate Anuj Yadav mentioned, “Atul Rai and 19 other persons had been accused in a case lodged by the then Station Officer of Varanasi’s Cantonment police station Sunil Verma in August 2011. Rai was accused of conspiring an attack on the police team. The file of three accused persons had been separated while one file of an accused was closed after his death. Trial against 16, including Rai was completed, after which special judge MP-MLA court Siyaram Chaurasia acquitted them for lack of evidence.”

The court docket additionally ordered to ship its directive to the Principal Secretary (Home) to provoke departmental motion in opposition to the Investigation Officer of the case, Gayasuddin, who was retired from service, for together with names of Rai and two different individuals, accused within the case with none proof.

As per particulars of the incident, Verma on August 27, 2011, was busy patrolling together with his workforce when he observed some armed individuals on three bikes and a jeep on Soyepur-Bhaktnagar-Kali Mandir Street.

The police tried to intercept them however the armed miscreants opened fireplace on the police workforce. Following an alternate of fireside, police had nabbed seven miscreants, together with Bachcha Yadav, Shishu Shiv Kumar, Shyam Prasad Soni, Deepak Singh, Vikas Singh, Rajnish Singh and Randhir Kumar Singh and recovered six pistols, revolvers and stay cartridges from them.

Later, with the progress in investigation, names of gangsters, together with Rai, Abhishek alias Honey, Jhunna Pandit, Sujit Belva, Ajay and others have been included.

Earlier, on August 5, the court docket of particular choose (MP-MLA) Siyaram Chaurasia had acquitted Rai in a rape case. The woman dedicated suicide close to Supreme Courtroom (SC) in New Delhi in August 2021 together with the prime witness.

As per police information, Rai had 21 felony circumstances in his felony history-sheet and was booked below the Gangster Act in 2009, 2011 and once more in October 2021.

Following acquittal within the rape case, on September 14, 2022, Rai was despatched in judicial remand by the court docket of Extra Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace (MP-MLA) in a case of abetment of suicide.

He was made a co-accused within the case lodged in opposition to former Bhelupur Circle Officer Amaresh Baghel after the woman, who had lodged the rape case in opposition to Rai, dedicated suicide close to the SC premises.

Rai had landed in bother when a woman lodged an FIR in opposition to him on April 26, 2019, with Lanka police in Varanasi alleging that he raped her repeatedly and threatened to make video of the act viral on social media.

This case was lodged at a time when Rai was contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha election from the Ghosi seat on a BSP ticket. He gained the election as an ‘absconding’ candidate and surrendered earlier than a Varanasi court docket later. Since June 22, 2019, he’s in Naini jail of Prayagraj.

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