UP: Gangster Brijesh Singh gets bail after 12 yrs in jail

He was in jail in connection with the murderous attack on the convoy of former Mau MLA, Mukhtar Ansari, in Ghazipur

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The Allahabad High Court has granted bail to gangster Brijesh Singh, lodged in Varanasi jail for the past 12 years.

A single bench of Justice Arvind Kumar Mishra granted conditional bail to Brijesh.

He was in jail in connection with the murderous attack on the convoy of former Mau MLA, Mukhtar Ansari, in Ghazipur.

The case dates back to July 15, 2001, when Brijesh Singh along with Tribhuvan Singh carried out a deadly attack on the convoy of Mukhtar Ansari, who was then MLA from Mau, in Usar Chatti located in the Mohammadabad police station area in Lucknow.

In the attack, along with Mukhtar Ansari's gunner, three other people were killed. Brijesh Singh was also injured in the attack. But then news reports said he died in the cross-firing as he was absconding for years, during which, he also kept on handling his business.

A reward of Rs 5 lakh was announced on him.

Later, Delhi Special Cell arrested him from Bhubaneswar in 2008. After that, Brijesh was brought to UP and since then he has been lodged in Varanasi jail. It was argued on behalf of the petitioner that he has been imprisoned in this case since 2009.

Importantly, despite the order of the High Court, the trial has not yet started in Ghazipur in this matter.


So far, only one testimony has been completed. The Allahabad High Court had earlier rejected the bail of Brijesh Singh in the case and ordered the trial court to complete the trial in a year.

But even after a year passed, the trial could not be completed.

In this regard, Brijesh Singh had once again filed a petition for bail in court.

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