Three booked for murder of former MP Dhananjay Singh’s ex-gunner

Jaunpur, April 18 (IANS): A neighbour and his two friends have been booked for the murder of former MP Dhananjay Singh’s ex-gunner Anish Khan in Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur.

Khan was killed on Tuesday evening. The gunner was a supporter of former MP Dhananjay Singh, who is now in jail

The police said that Anish Khan had a dispute with his neighbour Pandu earlier on Tuesday, and, the latter shot him dead when he had gone to purchase some items from Rithi market near his house under Sikrara police station in the evening.

The post-mortem report revealed that he was also stabbed several times with a sharp-edged weapon.

A senior police official said the accused identified as Aniket and Prince have been named in the FIR along with Pandu in connection with Anish Khan’s killing.

He said the eyewitnesses informed police that Pandu opened fire on Khan while two others stabbed him multiple times. He said all three are on the run after the incident and police teams are carrying out raids in search of the three accused.

Sikrara Inspector, Yuzvendra Kumar Singh said on Thursday that Pandu and Anish Khan earlier used to work together and the duo was also named in a case, but it is yet to be ascertained what created differences between them.

He said the FIR has been lodged against the trio on the complaint of the deceased’s wife Reshma Bano and further investigation is going on. He said the police deployment continued in the locality for the second consecutive day to avert any law and order trouble during the election times.

The incident took place around 2 km from Dhananjay Singh’s house in Bansafa village.

The assailants fired at Khan after a short conversation and fled from the scene. Locals informed the cops about the incident and rushed Khan to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead.




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