Uttar Pradesh: BSP MP arrested for double murder case

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Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Dec 12: Dhananjay Singh, BSP MP on Sunday has been arrested by the Lucknow police for his alleged involvement in a double murder case.

DK Thakur, DIG of Lucknow said that mafia don-turned-politician, Dhananjay after being arrested, has been sent to Jaunpur.

"Sanjay Nishad, a contractor of Belav-Navghat village under Kerakat police station, and tea kiosk owner Nandlal Nishad had been killed by Ashutosh Singh, an aide of the MP, in April 2010," Thakur said.

It is believed that Sanjay was killed as he won the toll-tax contract of a pontoon bridge. Nandlal Nishad, who was with Sanjay, died after receiving bullet injuries.

"Ashutosh was arrested and the case was handed over to the CB-CID, which found the MP was also involved in the murder," Thakur added.

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati had suspended the MP for his anti-party activities. He was suspended after he visited SP MP Amar Singh at AIIMS in New Delhi. Rumours suggested that Singh was trying to get close to the opposition SP leader and had stopped attending party meetings.

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