FIR against jailed ex-minister’s son

RSTV Bureau

An FIR has been registered against jailed former minister Amarmani Tripathi’s son for allegedly abducting a contractor and trying to extort money from him, police said on Thursday.

Amanmani is the son of Amarmani Tripathi, who is in jail in the murder case of poetess Madhumita Shukla.

He had contested the 2012 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh from Nautanwa seat on SP ticket, but lost.

The FIR was registered against Amanmani Tripathi and his four aides on the complaint of contractor R K Pandey at the Cant police station yesterday, a police spokesman said here

Pandey alleged that Tripathi abducted him on Wednesday after intercepting his car.

“I was tortured and extortion money was demanded from me,” he said.

He was later allowed to go.