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Uttar Pradesh: 32 years after fake encounter, 3 policemen have been arrested

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 August 2015, 12:19 IST

Three policemen wanted in a 32-year-old case that alleged a fake encounter with the brother of former BSP MLA Udaybhan Singh were arrested on 2 August.

The incident

  • The police had had killed Devendra Pratap Singh, brother of Udaybhan Singh, in an alleged fake encounter in 1982.
  • Five years later, a case of murder was filed in Gopiganj police station, Uttar Pradesh, against 20 policemen, including two inspectors and two sub-inspectors, all of whom were absconding, said Anil Rai, Superintendent of Police.

The arrested trio

  • The three arrested policemen are Malkhan Singh, Phool Chand and Manzoor Ahmed. Efforts are being made to arrest the remaining culprits.

Who is Udaybhan Singh?

  • Udaybhan Singh is a former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA who was disqualified by former UP governor TV Rajeswar under Section 8 (4) of the Representation of the People's Act, 1951.
  • He is presently undergoing a life sentence in a triple murder case.

(with inputs from PTI)

First published: 3 August 2015, 12:19 IST
 
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