Don-turned-politico Dhananjay Singh arrested

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Don-turned-politico Dhananjay Singh arrested

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 | PNS | Lucknow


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Ganglord-turned-politico Dhananjay Singh was arrested on charges of abducting and threatening a project manager of a sewage treatment plant in Line Bazaar police station area of Jaunpur in the wee hours of Monday.
A former parliamentarian from Jaunpur constituency, Singh was produced before a magistrate who sent him to a 14-day judicial remand on Monday afternoon.
As per reports, Abhinav Singhal, project manager of a sewage treatment plant of Namami Gange project in Jaunpur, submitted a written complaint in Line Bazaar police station late Sunday night, alleging that Singh’s aides Praveen Singh and Vikram Singh forcibly took him to his residence. At the house, Singh issued abduction and death threats to him, Singhal alleged.
Subsequently, a case was registered against Singh under sections 364, 386, 504 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code, his house was raided in the wee hours of Monday and he was arrested. Later in the afternoon, the accused was produced in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Vikas Singh, who rejected Singh’s bail plea and sent him to judicial  custody for 14 days. 
On his way to Jaunpur district jail, Dhananjay Singh alleged that he was arrested at the behest of Jaunpur city MLA and Minister of State Girish Chand Yadav. He claimed that the charges against him were wrong and baseless.

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