VARANASI: Jailed mafia don and four time MLA from Gyanpur Vijay Mishra was declared guilty in a case of raping a singer in 2020, by Bhadohi district’s Fast Track Court (MP-MLA) on Friday.
His son Vishnu Mishra and grandson Vikas alias Jyoti Mishra were acquitted in the case. The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on Saturday
Providing details of court’s judgement in this case to TOI, Bhadohi’s district government counsel (criminal) Dinesh Pandeysaid, “Mishra has been convicted while other two accused, including his son, and grandson, were acquitted by the court on Friday.FTC (MP-MLA) court judge Subodh Singh will pronounce the quantum of punishment for Mishra on Saturday.”
Mishra, who was brought from Agra jail amidst tight security arrangements, was present in the court to hear the judgement.
A woman singer of a locality under Jaitpura police station in Varanasi had lodged a gang rape case with Gopiganj police station in Bhadohi in October 2020 alleging that she had been called to perform songs at the residence of Mishra in 2014 and when she was changing her clothes before the programme, he entered her room and raped after issuing threats of dire consequences.
Later, he asked Vishnu and Vikas to drop her at her home, but the duo took her to other building and raped her, she added.
The woman complainant had further alleged that in 2015, she was called by Mishra in Allapur area in Allahabad and later at a hotel of Varanasi where he raped her.
She added that Mishra had made obscene video clips and also used to make video calls to force her for virtual sex. Upset over these activities, she had started living in Mumbai. She had also attached many clips and screenshots of her mobile with her complaint.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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