LUCKNOW: A team of STF nabbed a miscreant for bullying a Panchayat member and demanding extortion from him, from Tedhipuliya crossing in Vikas Nagar police station area on Thursday.
The miscreant identified as Arshad Husain of Barabanki, presently staying in Aliganj, was nabbed on a tip off around 9pm on Thursday.
A team led by CO, STF Deepak Kumar was tasked to work on a case in which a Panchayat member Ali Ahmad of Barabanki had complained about demand of extortion by henchmen of dreaded mafia Jeeva.
“During the investigation it surfaced that Arshad used to pose himself as white-collar person and his wife is gram pradhan of Anwari village.
Arshad’s brother Sharaft Husain looks after the tasks assigned to him by mafia Jeeva and he with the help of his brother Arshad, used to get the work done. It further surfaced that Arshad and Sharafat had prepared fake voter identity cards in the name of different persons (from Lucknow Central Assembly -174-part number 102 and part number 169),” said CO Kumar.
After having done the groundwork, the team laid a trap on a tip off that Arshad was to meet an aide of mafia Jeeva and nabbed him. In his confession, Arshad said he was a history sheeter of Barbanki and he lost the clientele for work of passport and other after the police tightened the noose around him, the officer added.
“He said Sharafat was in the good books of mafia Jeeva and he and Sharafat used to terrorize people in the name of the mafia and forced them to give extortion to them. He confessed that he and Sharafat had given threats to Panchayat member Ahmad Ali and had demanded extortion money from him.
He further confessed that he and his brother had amassed huge chunks of land in Anwari village and neighbouring villages out of the money they got from extortion,” CO added. The team recovered a voter card, an Aadhaar Card, an ATM card, 2 mobile phones and Rs 26,00 in cash from the miscreant.

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