The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday took custody of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari from Ropar jail in Punjab. The Bahujan Samaj Social gathering MLA from Mau will probably be lodged in UP’s Banda jail.
Punjab ADGP (prisons) P Ok Sinha stated a convoy of 40 UP police personnel from Banda headed by a deputy superintendent of police reached Ropar jail at midday in six police autos and one Vajra car. An ambulance carrying a medical group was additionally part of the convoy.
Ansari underwent a medical check-up by the jail administration and UP Police earlier than he was handed over.
Ansari is a history-sheeter in Mohammadabad police station of Ghazipur district with 38 instances of heinous crime lodged in opposition to him. The instances in opposition to the five-time MLA are lodged at varied police stations in several districts, together with Lucknow, Ghazipur and Mau. Ansari has been acquitted in most of those instances.
He had been lodged in Ropar jail since January 2019 in reference to an alleged extortion case.
On March 26, whereas listening to a plea of the Uttar Pradesh authorities, the Supreme Courtroom had directed the Punjab authorities handy over Ansari’s custody to UP.
On April 3, the Punjab Dwelling division wrote to their Uttar Pradesh counterparts to take over the custody of gangster on or earlier than April 8 after making appropriate preparations for switch.
In the course of the listening to in prime courtroom, the UP authorities had accused the Punjab authorities of “shamelessly defending” Ansari by not handing over his custody to face trial “in 10 heinous instances of homicide, extortion, dishonest, fraud” and “gangster acts” within the particular courtroom for MPs and MLAs in Allahabad.
In the meantime, the Barabanki police have arrested a detailed affiliate of Ansari for allegedly utilizing faux paperwork to register the ambulance, which was lately used to ferry the gangster-turned-politician from a jail to a courtroom in Mohali in Punjab.