Rakesh Pandey involve in at least 10 criminal cases between 1993 and 2010, police said.
A dangerous shooter, who along with gangster turned politician Mukhtar Ansari and another gangster was accused in the killing of BJP leader Krishnanand Rai in 2005, was gunned down by a team of UP police’s Special Task Force (STF) on the outskirts of Lucknow on Sunday morning, said officials.
Hanuman Pandey put a reward of Rs 1 lakh on Rakesh Pandey. Rakesh was involved in several cases of murders and shootouts carried out by Mukhtar Ansari’s gang in the past 23 years. Ansari was accused conspiracy to kill an MLA at Mohammadabad assembly Rai, while in jail but was meet during the trial at a lower court.
Inspector of STF Amitabh Yash said a team was continuously trying to track him for the past many months. Inspector Amitabh Yash said he was gunned down in vengeance firing while the team was trying to arrest him when he had come to meet one of his accomplices on Kanpur Rad place under Sarojini Nagar police station limits.