, GorakhpurAbdur Rahman
District authorities on Tuesday demolished a two-storied building owned by jailed gangster Rakesh Yadav as a part of their clampdown on prison components in Gorakhpur.
Gorakhpur Improvement Authority (GDA) chief engineer Kishan Singh mentioned the building, unfold over 6,000 sq. ft and situated in Jhongiya village beneath Gulharia police station limits of the district, was unlawful since its proprietor/developer had not sought the authority’s approval for its map, and there was no response to a discover served on the proprietor on Might 19. Superintendent of police-North Manoj Kumar Awasthi confirmed the identical.
Yadav is booked in 52 circumstances of loot, homicide and extortion in varied police stations of Gorakhpur, Sant Kabir Nagar and Azamgarh districts. At the moment in jail, Yadav had surrendered himself earlier than a court docket solely weeks earlier than on June 3.
That is the third demolition drive in the previous eight days carried out in the district as a part of the crackdown on prison components. On June 12, the district authorities razed a conference corridor owned by Ajeet Shahi and one other buiding belonging to Vinod Upadhyay on Saturday.
Yadav first grabbed the headlines in the homicide case of MLA Om Parkash Paswan in 1996.