Kanpur, Sep 7 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police have started the process of attaching the properties of slain gangster Vikas Dubey’s financier, Jaikant Bajpai and his three brothers.
While Jai Bajpai was arrested a fortnight after the Bikru massacre on July 3 in which eight policemen were killed, his three brothers — Rajnikant, Ajaikant and Shobhit Bajpai — were arrested later. They have all been booked under the Gangster Act.
Police executed the attachment proceedings amid beating of drums and Jai Bajpai’s family was seen sitting, literally, on the road, after his plush Brahmanagar house was sealed on Sunday.
Earlier, Kanpur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Preetinder Singh had submitted a report to the district administration, stating that Jaikant Bajpai and his three brothers had illegally amassed wealth and funded criminal activities of slain don Vikas Dubey, following which the District Magistrate ordered attachment of his multi-crore assets.
These include four houses and bungalows in Brahmanagar worth Rs 20 crore, two flats in Arya Nagar worth Rs eight crore, a duplex in Panki worth Rs two crore, house in Swaroop Nagar worth Rs four crore and plots in Singhpur and Bithoor worth Rs seven crore.
Bajpai’s Brahmnagar residence worth Rs five crore was sealed after evacuating three tenants in a post-midnight operation. Then a portion of another house in the same locality, which was bought seven years ago was also sealed.
Another house worth Rs three crore was sealed in which Bajpai’s mother and other family members lived. Later, a four-crore bungalow in which Bajpai’s wife Shweta and their children lived was sealed.
Shweta told reporters, “All this property has been built by the brothers with their hard-earned money and it is unfair to attach all properties without any verification. I am now on the road with my children. They have not even allowed us to take our personal belongings.”
“We have attached four immovable properties of Jaikant. Other properties would be attached in next few days,” said tehsildar Atul Kumar.
Cops from three police stations along with PAC jawans were deployed during the sealing drive.