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Court orders release of SP legislator

A local court on Monday issued release order of Samajwadi Party MLA and mafia-turned-politician Abhay Singh after the Uttar Pradesh government withdrew the Gangster Act slapped on him.

A local court on Monday issued release order of Samajwadi Party MLA and mafia-turned-politician Abhay Singh after the Uttar Pradesh government withdrew the Gangster Act slapped on him.

The SP legislator was lodged in Faizabad jail since October 2010 after an extortion case was lodged against him by local businessman Vikas Singh,a close aide of the then BSP MLA Jitendra Singh Bablu,at Maharajganj police station. “On the government’s instruction,the prosecution side submitted a no-objection report also containing NOC from the district magistrate and the SSP to the law department,” public prosecutor Rajiv Kumar Shrivastava said.