UP: Gonda taking pictures was ‘staged’, injured priest booked; 7 held


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UP: Gonda taking pictures was ‘staged’, injured priest booked; 7 held

Gonda police have arrested seven individuals after it was revealed that priest Samrat Das had orchestrated an assault on himself on October 10 as he wished to border one Amar Singh and seize his 120 bigha land, police mentioned on Sunday. The assault had attracted flak from the opposition on the Yogi Adityanath authorities.

The Gonda police arrested Munna Singh, Vipin, Neeraj Singh, Sonu Singh, Mahant Sitaram, Shiv Shankar Singh, and Vinay Kumar on Saturday from Haridwar Singh Bagh in Tiremanorama village beneath Ithiyathok police station jurisdiction.

Gonda SP Shailesh Pandey mentioned that Samrat Das can be arrested as soon as he’s discharged from hospital for the therapy of a gunshot harm on his shoulder.

Police have seized countrymade pistols from Sonu Singh, Mahant Sitaram, and Munna Singh.

Munna had allegedly shot on the priest, after which the latter claimed that Amar Singh, together with Mukesh Singh, Bhayharan Singh and Daroga Singh, had attacked him whereas he was asleep within the temple on October 10-11 evening.

The Gonda SP mentioned that there was a dispute between the 2 over land.

Accused Vinay Kumar was even planning to contest an upcoming panchayat election in opposition to Amar Singh.

“The 2 thus hatched a conspiracy to border Amar Singh,” the police officer mentioned.

Police had lodged an FIR on the idea of the priest’s assertion and arrested Daroga and Bhayharan the identical day. Now, they’d be launched.

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