For conspiracy to kill Gyanpur legislator, former MLA, 5 others booked

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Prayagraj : Bhadohi police filed an FIR against imprisoned former MLA Vijay Mishra and five others for plotting to assassinate incumbent BJP MLA Vipul Dubey from Gyanpur. Dubey, a member of the Nishad Party, who contested the elections on the BJP symbol and won.

When a video of some individuals discussing holding new elections in Gyanpur following Dubey's 'elimination' went viral on social media, the police became aware of the plot.

"Acting on a complaint filed on Sunday by one Rajkamal Tiwari of Dhanapur, Gopiganj police station has booked jailed former MLA Vijay Mishra, his jailed nephew Manish Mishra, wife and former MLC Ramlali Mishra, daughter Rima Pandey, Shiv Kumar Tiwari alias Sonu Tiwari, and Saddam Hussain alias Chorai Baba under sections 386 ( (criminal conspiracy). Sonu and Saddam had been detained, according to the Superintended of Police.

Sonu and Saddam appeared at Mishra's Dhanapur apartment on May 11. They claimed they were there to see Ramlali and Rima Pandey and collect money, according to Rajkamal Tiwari's complaint.

When questioned why they should be paid the money, Sonu and Saddam stated that when they were brought to court, they met Vijay Mishra and Manish and were urged to assassinate MLA Vipul Dubey and his close aide Manoj Mishra. Tewari recorded the interaction and shared it on social media, where it quickly went viral. When Bhadohi cops learned about the viral video, they sprang into action. After filing an FIR, they detained Sonu and Saddam. They disclosed the identical plot to assassinate the current BJP MLA during interrogation.

Mishra, a four-time MLA from Gyanpur, contested from prison in the 2022 assembly election but lost. On July 18, 2020, Aurai police arrested him under the Goonda Act for threatening a contractor who had won a tender for a toll plaza on NH-2.