Amethi congressman arrested for fraud and extortion

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A senior police officer said several cases related to land fraud and counterfeiting were being registered against the congressional leader in Lucknow and Amethi.

By the HT correspondent, Lucknow

Lucknow police on Saturday evening arrested a local congress leader, Mohd Rafiq aka Allu Miya of Jagdishpur, Amethi, in a fraud, forgery and extortion case filed by a builder in the city in May this year, added the deputy police commissioner of Lucknow (ADCP) in the west, Chiranjeev Nath Sinha said on Sunday.

He said there are several cases related to land fraud and counterfeiting being registered against the congressional leader in Lucknow and Amethi.

Sinha also said that Vaibhav Srivastava of Qaiserbagh, Lucknow filed an FIR against Allu Miya, his wife Mehrunisha and his son Mohd Adil Rashid for fraud and forgery related to land in the Khargapur locality of Gomti Nagar Extension in the capital of the state on May 8, 2021.

He said Srivastava said he and his partner were building a residential building on 5,100 square feet of land in Khargapur in 2019 when Allu Miya’s son Adil arrived there and started claiming ownership of the land. He said Allu Miya claimed he registered the land in his name in 1990, after which the constriction project was halted.

The ADCP also said the plaintiff alleged that Allu Miya had threatened him with dire consequences by bragging about his political influence and later, during negotiations, asked for two apartments to settle the matter. The investigator in charge of the case gathered evidence against him and a few weeks ago obtained an arrest warrant against a local court.

The initially untraceable congressional leader was arrested on his way to attend a political event in Lucknow on Saturday.

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