Lucknow, Nov 20 (UNI) Independent MLA from Mau Mukhtar Ansari, his brother and Samajwadi Party (SP) MP Afzal Ansari and their brother-in-law Ezaz-ul-haq Ansari, all accused in the BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai assassination case, have been booked under the Gangster Act.
According to sources, the trio, presently lodged in the Ghazipur district prison, were booked under the Gangster Act by the Mohammadabad police.
Rai, an MLA from Mohammadabad assembly constituency in Ghazipur district, and his seven supporters were shot dead in broad daylight in Ghazipur on November 29, 2005.
They were ambushed near the Ballia-Ghazipur border by several motorcycle-borne armed assailants.
Later, an FIR was lodged against 10 people including Mukhtar, Afzal and notorious east UP gangster Munna Bajrangi in connection with the killing. Afzal surrendered in the court on December 8, 2005.
Another sharp-shooter Sanjeev Maheshwari, alias Jeeva, had also been arrested.