Mukhtar Ansari gets imprisonment for threatening Witness in 26-year-old case

Mukhtar Ansari, a famous gangster and now a political figure, was sentenced to five-and-a-half years of rigorous imprisonment on Friday evening by a court in Uttar Pradesh. Prashant Kumar, Special DG, of Law and Order, said that the sentence was the second imposed by the court on the former BSP legislator. The sentence comes just a few days after Ansari’s son filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking his transfer out of a UP jail. His son Abbas Ansari, a member of the Suheldev BSP Party (PTI), won the seat.

Mukhtar Ansari

Mukhtar Ansari gets imprisonment for threatening Witness

Mukhtar Ansari, a well-known gangster who has made a name for himself as a political figure, has been sentenced by a local court to five-and-a-half years of rigorous imprisonment by the Member of the Parliament (Member of the Lower House of Parliament) and a fine of 10,000 rupees by the District Magistrate in connection with the case of the alleged threat to a witness in connection with the murder of a coal businessman in 1991. Mukhtar has been convicted in seven cases so far, the most recent of which was the 1991 case in which he was convicted as a gangster and sentenced to life in prison in June of this year.

Mukhtar Ansari gets imprisonment

Mukhtar Ansari has been sentenced for the 7th time in the last 15 months for intimidating the witness in the murder of coal merchant Nand Kumar Rungta. A five-time BSP MLA, Ansari has been in jail since 2005 and is currently lodged in Banda jail. “Mukhtar has been sentenced seven times in the last one-and-a-half years, including life imprisonment in the Awadhesh Rungta murder case,” said Special Director General Law and Order. On Friday, the Uttar Pradesh government also told the Supreme Court that if necessary, it would increase security inside Banda jail for Ansari and ensure that the ex-politician does not come to harm. Ansari’s son, Umar Ansari, claims that the family is under the “pressure” of the State.

The petition filed in the Supreme Court earlier this month seeks a direction to transfer him from the Banda jail in Uttar Pradesh to any jail in a state where the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is not in power. The petition seeks to ensure the safety and protection of the detained person even within the jail. On the plea for transferring the detained person outside of Uttar Pradesh, ASG prayed for time so that he could seek instructions from the Chief Justice of India. ASG KM Nataraj has assured that if necessary, additional security measures will be taken to ensure that Mukhtar is not harmed. The bench said in a written order on Friday that it would look into the matter.

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