According to the Muhammadabad Kotwali police, Shailendra Kumar Rai, a resident of Buxar, has held Mukhtar Ansari responsible for the murder of his son Manoj Rai. A written complaint letter was also given to UP CM, UP DGP, ADG Law and Order. Taking cognizance of this letter, an FIR has been registered against Mukhtar Ansari and others on the guidelines received from the government. The FIR has been registered under sections 147, 148, 149 and 302 of the IPC. In his letter, Shailendra Rai had mentioned that his son Manoj Rai was not killed in Usri Chatti shootout, but his son was killed by Mukhtar Ansari along with his associates. Later this death was linked to the Usri Chatti incident.
Why didn’t Mukhtar Ansari get shot?
According to Shailendra Rai, his son Manoj Rai used to do contract work with Mukhtar Ansari. Later, when Manoj Rai expressed his intention to work separately, a dispute arose between the two. In the following days, both of them agreed to work together in a compromise, narrowing the gap between them. Meanwhile, on July 14, 2001, Mukhtar Ansari along with some of his associates took Manoj from his house citing some work. Manoj was later murdered and Manoj’s murder was linked to the Usri shootout. According to Shailendra Rai, if his son Manoj Rai fired at Mukhtar Ansari from the front while being involved in the Usri Chatti incident, then why Mukhtar sitting on the front seat did not get shot. How did the bullet hit the gunner sitting behind.
The court issued a notice and asked for an answer
The trial of the Usri Chatti incident was going on in the MP-MLA court of Ghazipur. Meanwhile, on the petition of one of the accused, Tribhuvan Singh, the single bench of the Allahabad High Court has stayed the trial of the Usri Chatti shooting case in the lower court. Petitioner Tribhuvan Singh had mentioned in his petition that Mukhtar Ansari’s brother is currently a Member of Parliament. Mukhtar’s daughter and nephew are MLAs. Mukhtar’s entire family is a political influencer. In such a situation, the trial of Usri Bullet Case in Ghazipur Court will not be conducted in a fair manner. This case should be transferred from Ghazipur court to another district court. Taking cognizance of this application, the Allahabad High Court has issued a notice to the UP government and Mukhtar Ansari asking them to reply within 4 weeks.
Mukhtar Ansari was going for campaign
Mukhtar Ansari’s convoy was attacked on 15 July 2001. Mukhtar Ansari was going from his native place Muhammadabad to his constituency Mau, at that time he was MLA from Mau Sadar. He was going to campaign for the candidates contesting on his behalf in the local body elections. During this, people armed with automatic weapons attacked his convoy at Usri Chatti. According to the Tahrir given by Mukhtar Ansari regarding the attack on himself, Manoj Rai was also one of the attackers.
Report – Amitesh Singh
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