Shashi murder: Charges against ex-UP minister to be framed soon

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Lucknow, Jun 17 (UNI) Charges would be framed within a week against former Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Food Processing and ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA, Anand Sen Yadav, presently under judicial custody in the high-profile Shashi murder case.

Giving this information, Investigating officer Sharad Chandra Pandey said chargesheet against the former minister would be filed within a week.

On June 14, Yadav had surrendered at the Ghazipur police station of the state capital and was sent to jail in judicial remand for 14 days the following day by Additional District Magistrate Dinanath.

All the three accused -- Yadav, his chauffeur Vijay Sen and Seema Azad -- are presently incarcerated.

On October 22, 2007, Shashi, a law student at a Faizabad college went missing under suspicious circumstances.

Shashi's father Yogendra Kumar had suspected the former minister's hand into her disappearance.

The Mayawati ministry had immediately sacked the minister and later sought for the CBI probe into the high-profile case.

However, the CBI had denied to take up the case, as investigation was in the final stage and the UP Police was on the verge of filing chargesheet in the case.

Anand is the second BSP MLA, who has police after him in a criminal case.

Only few days ago, another MLA and sacked UP minister Jamuna Nishad was arrested by the police in connection with the killing of a police constable in Maharajganj kotwali premises.

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