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Former MP Dhananjay Singh Receives 7-Year Sentence in Abduction and Extortion Case

The judgment, delivered by Additional District Judge Sharad Kumar Tripathi, concludes a case involving kidnapping, extortion, and criminal conspiracy related to the abduction of Abhinav Singhal, a project manager associated with the Namami Gange initiative.

By: Team Pardaphash  Pardaphash Group
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Former MP Dhananjay Singh Receives 7-Year Sentence in Abduction and Extortion Case

Former MP Dhananjay Singh and his associate Satish Vikram Singh have been sentenced to seven years of imprisonment by a court in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh. The verdict, delivered by Additional District Judge Sharad Kumar Tripathi, marks the culmination of a case involving the abduction and extortion of Abhinav Singhal, a project manager associated with the Namami Gange initiative.

Judgment Details

The court’s ruling on Wednesday imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on each of them under Section 364 (kidnapping) and five years of imprisonment with a penalty of Rs 25,000 under Section 386 (extortion by threats). In addition, they were sentenced to one and two years of imprisonment under Sections 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (criminal intimidation), respectively. All sentences are to be served concurrently.

Background and Charges

The case, filed with the Line Bazar police station in May 2020, revolved around allegations of kidnapping, extortion, and criminal conspiracy related to a Rs 300 crore sewer project. Abhinav Singhal, the project manager of a company engaged by UP Jal Nigam, accused Dhananjay Singh of employing coercive tactics and intimidation.

Singhal’s Complaint

Singhal alleged that he faced repeated threats and intimidation by Dhananjay’s associates, including being forcibly taken to Dhananjay’s residence at gunpoint. Jaunpur police acted on Singhal’s complaint and arrested both individuals from Dhananjay’s residence on May 11, 2020.

Legal Proceedings

After their arrest, Dhananjay and his associate obtained bail from the High Court. However, their bail was canceled after the court’s decision on the case, leading to their remand into district jail custody.

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