A DAY after the Lucknow police introduced a reward of Rs 25,000 in trade for any details about gangster-turned-politician Dhananjay Singh for his alleged position within the homicide of former Mau block president Ajit Singh in January, Dhananjay, a former BSP MP, surrendered earlier than a Prayagraj court docket on Friday. Police sources, nevertheless, mentioned he surrendered in reference to a 2017 case registered at Khuthan police station in Jaunpur.
According to police sources, even because the police had claimed that they looked for Dhananjay and had raided a minimum of 4 areas in Lucknow on Wednesday night time, he reached the court docket dressed up as a lawyer. The police in Lucknow confirmed that they might get his manufacturing warrant to carry him to the state capital in reference to the Ajit Singh homicide case.
“We will be moving for his production warrant. As per our information, he (Dhananjay) has surrendered in a 2017 case registered at Khuthan police station in Jaunpur. The FIR was for rioting and attempt to murder,” mentioned Lucknow police commssioner DK Thakur.
On Thursday, Lucknow Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Sanjeev Suman had knowledgeable that following the raids, a reward of Rs 25,000 has been introduced in trade of any details about Dhananjay. A request to extend the bounty was additionally despatched to the upper authorities. The police have been additionally additionally accumulating particulars of all his unlawful properties and had written each to the revenue tax division and the Enforcement Directorate for property seizure. Several flats and farmhouses owned by him in numerous districts and states have been confirmed.
Earlier, whereas probing Dhananjay’s position in Ajit’s dying, proof prompt that he was concerned within the homicide conspiracy, police sources mentioned. Dhananjay additionally owns Sharda Apartment flat in Lucknow’s Gomti Nagar Extension, through which 4 shooters allegedly took shelter earlier than executing the homicide.
Sources mentioned the suspected motive behind the killing was to stop Ajit from testifying in opposition to gangster Kuntu Singh within the homicide case of former MLA Sarvesh Singh Sipu. Ajit’s testimony was scheduled simply days after he was killed.