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Mukhtar acquitted in constable murder case

Controversial BSP candidate Mukhtar Ansari and his associate Bhim Singh have been acquitted by a local court in adjoining Chandauli district in an 18-year-old police constable murder case due to lack of evidence.

india Updated: May 06, 2009 13:27 IST

Controversial BSP candidate Mukhtar Ansari and his associate Bhim Singh have been acquitted by a local court in adjoining Chandauli district in an 18-year-old police constable murder case due to lack of evidence.

Additional District Judge Surendra Kumar Srivastava yesterday gave benefit of doubt to the accused due to lack of evidence in the case.

Mukhtar was among seven accused in the murder case of police constable Raghuvansh Rai. Five of the other accused have already been acquitted.

Rai was killed in an encounter at Mughalsarai on December 30, 1991 while another constable Shivji Pandey sustained bullet injuries in the same incident. The police had then filed a chargesheet against all the accused persons.

There were six witnesses in the case including five policemen but none of them said that they had seen the men who fired upon them. They claimed they were at a distance of 100 metres and it was dark at that time, prosecution officer, Manju Pandey.

She said no one knows the details of the vehicle that was used in the crime.

The inspector who led the police party that was attacked had since died and the investigating officer did not mention anything about the vehicle in the case diary.