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Who is D P Yadav? A Dossier
Sharat Pradhan in Lucknow | February 24, 2004 23:32 IST
Last Updated: February 25, 2004 08:38 IST
Who is D P Yadav?
Entry into crime
He started as a protégé of Mahendra Singh Bhati, a criminal turned politician, who was then the block pramukh in Ghaziabad. With Bhati's patronage, he got into the clandestine liquor trade, which got him quick money and with that a bigger clout with politicians
With political power in his kitty, Yadav become on the most dreaded mafia dons of Western Uttar Pradesh within the next two years.
In 1992 he accused of murdering his mentor Mahendra Singh Bhati and chargesheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation. The case is still pending in court.
Besides being named in nine murder cases, other crimes listed against him included three cases of attempt to murder, two cases of dacoity, besides several cases of kidnapping for extortion, as also offences under the Excise Act, Gangsters' Act, Goonda Act and even the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act.
These cases were listed in Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Moradabad, Budaun districts of Uttar Pradesh besides Jind and Sirsa districts in Haryana.
In the early nineties the Haryana Police in connection with illicit liquor trading charged him. As many as 350 persons had died following consumption of illicit liquor allegedly supplied by him.
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