An FIR has been registered against Anant Vikram Singh, the son of Congress MP Sanjay Sinh, for criminal conspiracy and others for murder in connection with the killing of a constable in a clash in Amethi on Sunday.
Constable Vijay Mishra, 45, was killed and six persons were injured in a clash between police and Anant Vikram Singh’s supporters here, who had gathered outside ‘Bhoopati Bhawan’, Sanjay Sinh’s ancestral house, to prevent his (Sanjay’s) entry inside it.
In a press conference Monday at Amethi, Sanjay Sinh blamed his former wife, Garima Singh. for “instigating and misusing the public of Ramnagar for personal gains”.
At the same time, Anant and his first wife, Garima Singh, have alleged threats to their lives and demanded that the Syed Modi murder case be reopened by the CBI.
A national badminton champion, Modi and former husband of Sanjay Sinh’s second wife Ameeta Singh, was shot in Lucknow outside KD Singh Babu Stadium in 1988. The case was closed by CBI in 2009 as the motive in the murder could not be established.
“I have not known Garima Singh for the past 25 years. There has been a conspiracy to prevent me and Ameeta from entering our own house. The locks have been broken and my house has been trespassed. Section 144 of the CrPC was in place but the locals of Ramnagar were motivated for personal gains,” Sanjay Sinh told reporters in Amethi.
Sinh alleged that Garima had taken some immovable assets from the palace after the divorce.
“Anant had been living with us for past 20 years and had no problem. My marriage with Ameeta was with the consent of the entire family, including my children. I divorced Garima in 1996 and had not known her since,” said Sinh.
Sinh expressed grief over the killing of the constable and said “the incident was the result of Anant’s immaturity.”
Ameeta said, “I have raised Anant like my own son. I took care of all his needs for the past 20 years and no one has had any problem all these years.”
She condemned Sunday’s incident and said “what 30-40 people did yesterday cannot be called as support of someone. It was rowdiness.”
Garima, too, clarified her stand. “It is sad that people are giving it the name of a property dispute, when actually this is the fight for my rights. I never wanted it to come out in open because this is our family matter.”
Anant said: “Not only me and my mother but also Syed Modi’s brother has demanded re-opening of the murder case by CBI.”
He added “I am only requesting for a dialogue with my father”.
Mohd Hamid, Station House Officer, Amethi Police Station told The Indian Express, “An FIR has been lodged by me against Anant Vikram Singh and his six supporters and over 250 unknown people. While Anant faces charges under IPC section 120 (B), others are accused under IPC sections 147, 148, 149 (rioting, indulging in violence), 188 (violation of CrPC section 144), 307 (attempt to murder) and 302 (murder). Anant’s supporters have been named in the FIR on the basis of the video footage of the incident. We have made some arrests also but investigations are on to find out who shot the constable.”
He said police force continued to be deployed outside the palace.