Lucknow, August 9
An aide of don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, the accused within the 2005 killing of BJP chief Krishnanand Rai, was gunned down by the Uttar Pradesh Police’s Special Task Force right here on Sunday morning, officers mentioned. Ansari is the BSP MLA from the Mau constituency.
Rakesh, alias Hanuman Pandey, was shot lifeless in Sarojini Nagar space of the state capital. The encounter with the prison, carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head, happened round 4.20 am. — PTI