May 26, 2018
With the arrest of three Pratapgarh residents, the UP Special Task Force (STF) on Friday claimed to have worked out the sensational murder of lawyer Rajesh Srivastava in Allahabad on May 10.
Police said the lawyer’s murder was fallout of a dispute over illegal construction on a drain by owner of Crown Plaza hotel Pradeep Jaiswal.
- District Bar Association, Allahabad hailed the police for cracking the lawyer’s murder and arrest of the shooters and conspirators. In a statement Zila Adhivakta Sangh general secretary Krishna Chandra Mishra alias Bau Mishra congratulated the Special Task Force and Allahabad police for arrest of the accused. Mishra also hailed the High Court chief justice and other senior judges of High court and district court for their quick intervention into the incident.
Jaiswal was earlier arrested and is the main conspirator in the crime.
Additional director general (ADG) of police, Anand Kumar and inspector general (IG) of police of STF, Amitabh Yash said three shooters, Shamshad, Mohd Raees and Vishal Vishwakarma, all from Pratapgarh, have been arrested.