In a chargesheet, police had nominated cantonment MLA Mukhtar Ansari, Umesh Singh, Rajneesh Singh, Santosh Singh, Rakesh Kumar Pandey, Amresh Kanujiya, Anuj Kanaujiya, Raju alias Jamvant Kanaujiya, Vinay Singh, Upendra Singh, Arvind Yadav and Kamlesh Yadav. One accused Kamlesh Yadav died in police encounter following which the court had started trial on 11 accused.
After hearing both the parties, Additional District Session Justice (Third) Asil Aftab Ahmad acquitted eight included Ansari and awarded life imprisonment to Amresh Kanujiya, Jamvant alias Raju and Arvind Yadav. Ansari had contested the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ticket and won from the Mau Assembly seat. (UNI)