Faizabad police on Friday attached a double-storey building belonging to a person booked under UP Gangsters’ Act. The accused, Mushtaq, also faces 12 cases under the Cow Slaughtering Act.
Police said Mushtaq had purchased the building, worth Rs 1.28 crore, in Rudauli town using the money he had earned through his criminal activities. The building has shops running on the ground floor and a private hospital on the first floor.
Rudauli police Station House Officer Jaiveer Singh said that last month, UP Gangsters’ Act was invoked against Mushtaq, who after a few days, had surrendered before a local court, which sent him to jail.
“Mushtaq has 12 cases under Cow Slaughtering Act lodged against him. The first case under the Act was lodged against Mushtaq in 2002,” Singh said.
“Following information from locals and later verified from the revenue department, it was found that Mushtaq owned a commercial building at Bhelsar locality in Rudauli in the name of his wife Tahseen Bano. A report requesting for attaching the building under Gangsters’ Act was sent to the district magistrate,” SHO said.
Tehsildar of Rudauli area, Ram Janam Yadav, said that on September 25, District Magistrate Dr Anil Pathak ordered for the attachment of the building. “Notices were sent to the owner of the hospital and other shopkeepers to vacate the building. On Friday, the district administration and police found the building vacant… it was sealed,” the SHO said.