Defined: Why has Mukhtar Ansari turn into a bone of rivalry between UP and Punjab?

Written by Bhupendra Pandey
, Navjeevan Gopal

October 30, 2020 6:33:44 pm

Ansari was booked for extortion (Part 386 of Indian Penal Code) and legal intimidation (Part 506 of the IPC) on the grievance of the Chief Govt Officer (CEO) of Homeland Group

Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Alka Rai, spouse of former legislator Krishna Nand Rai who was murdered in 2005, has shot off a letter to Congress basic secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, accusing the Congress authorities in Punjab of serving to gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, an MLA from Mau Sadar seat, and an accused within the homicide of her husband, evade court docket appearances in UP. Ansari is at current lodged in Ropar jail of Punjab.

Here’s a lowdown on the instances in opposition to Ansari within the two states, and the rationale why the Punjab Police is just not letting the UP Police take him again to the state.

Why is Ansari in a Punjab jail?

Ansari was booked for extortion (Part 386 of Indian Penal Code) and legal intimidation (Part 506 of the IPC) on the grievance of the Chief Govt Officer (CEO) of Homeland Group engaged in actual property enterprise in Punjab and Delhi Nationwide Capital Area. In his grievance to the Mohali SSP, the CEO acknowledged that on January 9, 2019 night he answered a name from an individual who launched himself as “some Ansari from UP” and requested him to pay up Rs 10 crore if he needed to make sure the security of his household. The complainant mentioned he had recorded the decision. The police lodged an FIR wherein Ansari was named because the accused along with his deal with as Banda, Uttar Pradesh. The Punjab Police introduced Ansari on manufacturing warrant from a jail in Uttar Pradesh a few fortnight after the registration of this case. He has been lodged within the Ropar jail since then.

Why is Punjab prisons division not sending again Ansari for court docket appearances in UP?

As per Punjab Prisons division, a panel of medical doctors has “suggested Ansari in opposition to lengthy journey”. Punjab Extra Director Common of Police (Prisons) PK Sinha mentioned Ansari was suggested mattress relaxation by PGIMER, Chandigarh, final yr and likewise by a panel of three medical doctors in Ropar district final month. “We go by the suggestions of medical officers. Final yr, he underwent a medical examination at PGI. He’s affected by again ache and excessive sugar ranges. Final month, a three-member panel of medical doctors, headed by Ropar civil surgeon, performed a medical examination and suggested Ansari mattress relaxation for 3 months. The panel additionally suggested him in opposition to lengthy journey. He’s underneath mattress relaxation in jail barrack,” Sinha added.

What are the instances in opposition to Ansari in UP?

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 numerous police stations in numerous districts, together with Lucknow, Ghazipur and Mau.
Ansari has been acquitted in most of those instances. Final yr in July, a Delhi court docket acquitted him and 6 others together with brother and BSP MP Afzal Ansari within the homicide case of BJP MLA Krishna Nand Rai in 2005. In 2018, he was acquitted within the double homicide case that happened in Kotwali space of Mau district in 2009. Earlier than being shifted to Punjab, Mukhtar stayed at numerous jails corresponding to Ghazipur, Mau, Agra, Lucknow and Banda jail. In 2018, Mukhtar was rushed from Banda jail to hospital after he suffered a coronary heart assault and fell unconscious. The incident occurred when his spouse Afshan got here to fulfill him. The hospital in Banda referred him to Sanjay Gandhi Submit Graduate Institute (SGPGI) in Lucknow. After therapy, Mukhtar was despatched again to Banda jail.

olice station (Ghazipur) Ashesh Nath Singh. When contacted, Mukhtar’s brother Afzal Ansari mentioned, “I imagine there are 4 instances pending in opposition to Ansari, which embrace two instances registered in Lucknow. One of many instances is underneath the Gangster Act and the opposite is of giving risk.”

Requested about BJP MLA Alka Rai’s letter, Afzal mentioned it was politically motivated. The trial in Krishna Nand Rai’s homicide case was held in Delhi and the court docket has determined the case. “The attraction in opposition to the court docket’s choice is to be filed in Delhi, why does Alka Rai need Mukhtar Ansari to be delivered to Uttar Pradesh. She ought to clarify this,” mentioned Afzal Ansari.

What concerning the risk notion to Mukhtar Ansari?

A Punjab jails division official mentioned Ansari was “underneath risk even inside the jail” and extra safety has been deployed on the barrack. In August this yr, the UP Police gunned down Ansari’s affiliate Rakesh Pandey, an accused in Krishna Nand Rai’s homicide case, in an encounter in Lucknow.

The identical month, the Lucknow Improvement Authority (LDA) demolished two “unlawful buildings” registered within the title of Mukhtar’s relations within the posh Dalibagh locality of Lucknow. Officers claimed the properties had been constructed on “evacuee property” and didn’t have an accepted plan.

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