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Gyanpur MLA booked under Goonda Act

Gyanpur MLA booked under Goonda Act

Bhadohi: The Gyanpur MLA Vijay Mishra was booked under Goonda Act on Saturday for threatening a contractor, who got the contract of collecting toll at Lalanagar toll plaza on National Highway-2 in Aurai area of the district. His audio clip went viral on social media.

According to the RB Singh, the police lodged a case against Mishra on the basis of his viral audio clip the contractor Gopal Krishna Maheshwari refused to lodge any case fearing life threat from Mishra.

Gyanpur MLA booked under Goonda Act

The case was formally lodged under section 3 of UP Control of Goondas Act 1970 on Friday. A report with full details of 71 criminal cases lodged against Mishra in different district of state and 10 cases being heard in MP/MLA court were forwarded to the district magistrate for its approval.

Mishra won Gyanpur seat for three consecutive terms. He contested the 2012 election from jail. When he was denied ticket by Samajwadi Party in 2017 assembly polls, contested on Nishad Party ticket and emerged victorious for the fourth time.

 

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