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Property of former UP minister Amarmani Tripathi confiscated

District authorities of Maharajganj and police in Basti have confiscated properties of former UP Minister Amarmani Tripathi. Supporters protested as two rooms at his office in Nautanva were seized. Police need to report the confiscation in CJM Basti court on April 15 due to a 23-year-old kidnapping case.

The action is linked to the 2002 kidnapping of schoolboy Rahul Gupta in Basti, found at a Lucknow house owned by Tripathi. Non-bailable warrant was issued by the MP MLA court on October 16, 2022. High Court rejected Tripathi’s plea to cancel the warrant on March 22, 2023, prompting the confiscation process.

Earlier in March, Basti police sought more time to recover two properties belonging to Amarmani Tripathi, one in Maharajganj and another in Lucknow. CJM court granted 10 days for confiscation, instructing state DGP and Home Secretary to ensure compliance by April 15. Supporters of Tripathi protested the property seizure.

Hundreds of supporters of the former Minister protested and entered into heated arguments with revenue officials carrying out measurement of the properties, creating a tense situation. Police officials have been directed to produce a report regarding the confiscation in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Basti, adding to the political drama surrounding the case.

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