Rakesh Pandey, an accused within the 2005 murder case of BJP chief Krishnanand Rai, used to be gunned down by the Uttar Pradesh Particular Project Drive (STF) in an attain across advance Sarojini Nagar Police Procedure in Lucknow on Sunday, August 9.
“Rakesh Pandey killed in an attain across with UP STF advance Sarojini Nagar Police Procedure in Lucknow,” NDTV quoted Inspector Fashioned of Police (STF) Amitabh Yash as asserting.
A wanted criminal and accused of many substandard crimes, Rakesh Pandey alias Hanuman Pandey used to be a resident of UP’s Mau district and carried a bounty of ₹1 lakh.
Krishnanand Rai used to be a sitting MLA from the Mohammadabad constituency when he used to be murdered on November 29, 2005, alongside with six others.
This case used to be transferred from UP Police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after Krishnanand Rai’s wife Alka Rai filed a plea in 2013, the Supreme Court docket transferred the case from Ghazipur to Delhi.
Alka Rai had approached the Delhi Excessive Court docket in October closing year and challenged the acquittal of gangster-turned-baby-kisser Mukhtar Ansari and others within the case.
Whereas acquitting the complete accused, the CBI court docket seen that it used to be a grotesque case tantalizing the murder of seven other folks. At some stage within the trial, the eyewitnesses and diverse cloth witnesses had turned antagonistic.