Yogi's minister Rakesh Sachan absconded from the court as soon as he was convicted of ballast theft

Yogi's minister Rakesh Sachan absconded from the court as soon as he was convicted of ballast theft

In the Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh, MSME Minister Rakesh Sachan has been reserved by the ACMM III Court of Kanpur in the case of ballast theft. The ballast theft case against Sachan was pending in court for a long time. Minister Rakesh Sachan was present in the courtroom during the debate in the court today, but he escaped from the court before the verdict. Rakesh Sachan, originally from Kidwai Nagar, Kanpur, started his politics with the Samajwadi Party. In 1993 and 2002, he was MLA from Ghatampur assembly seat and in 2009 he won the election from Fatehpur Lok Sabha seat. He defeated Mahendra Prasad Nishad of BSP by nearly one lakh votes. Rakesh Sachan was once very close to former SP chief Mulayam Singh and Shivpal Singh. Later Sachan went to Congress.

Rakesh Sachan left the Congress and joined the BJP just before the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections were held in the same year. BJP had fielded Rakesh Sachan from the Bhognipur assembly seat of Kanpur Dehat and he won by defeating Narendra Pal Singh of the Samajwadi Party. He was made MSME minister in the state government. A case was registered against Minister Rakesh Sachan in the government under sections 389 and 411 of IPC for ballast theft during railway contracting. The stolen ballast was also recovered. Sachan could have been imprisoned for ten years and fined if proved guilty of the offense committed him.

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