April 23, 2021

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Gangster-Politician Mukhtar Ansari Under UP Police Custody Now; Being Brought To Banda Jail In Ambulance

<p><strong>New Delhi:</strong> Jailed gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari&rsquo;s custody was on Tuesday handed over to the Uttar Pradesh Police at Punjab&rsquo;s Rupnagar jail to transfer him to the Banda prison following a Supreme Court order. Ansari, lodged in the Rupnagar jail since January 2019 in connection with an extortion case, was taken in an ambulance.</p> <p>The Punjab Police had made heavy security arrangements outside the Rupnagar jail as the Uttar Pradesh Police personnel arrived to take Ansari&rsquo;s custody. The police personnel had also put barricades on the road leading to the jail to ensure no untoward incident takes place when Ansari&rsquo;s custody is handed over.</p> <p>At the time of filing this report, Mukhtar Ansari's convoy had crossed Harayana and reached the Delhi border.</p> <p><iframe class="vidfyVideo" style="border: 0px;" src="https://api.abplive.com/index.php/playmedianew/wordpress/1148388bfbe9d9953fea775ecb3414c4/e4bb8c8e71139e0bd4911c0942b15236/1451820?embed=1&amp;channelId=1" width="631" height="381" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <p><strong>ALSO READ |</strong>&nbsp;<span style="color: #e03e2d;"><strong><a style="color: #e03e2d;" href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/maharashtra-govt-moves-supreme-court-challenging-bombay-hc-order-for-cbi-probe-against-anil-deshmukh-1451831" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Maharashtra Govt Moves Supreme Court Challenging Bombay HC Order For CBI Probe Against Anil Deshmukh</a></strong></span></p> <p>Earlier on March 26, the Supreme Court had directed the Punjab Government to hand over Ansari&rsquo;s custody to the Uttar Pradesh Police.</p> <p>Pronouncing its order, the apex court had said it was being denied on trivial grounds under the guise of medical issues, adding that a convict or an under-trial prisoner, who disobeys the law of the land, cannot oppose his transfer from one prison to another.</p> <p><strong>ALSO READ |</strong>&nbsp;<span style="color: #e03e2d;"><strong><a style="color: #e03e2d;" href="https://news.abplive.com/news/west-bengal-elections-tmc-worker-sunil-roy-dies-in-hooghly-tmc-alleges-attack-by-bjp-1451827" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bengal Elections 2021: Goghat Booth President Dies During Violence In Hooghly; TMC Accuses Attack By BJP</a></strong></span></p> <p>Ansari, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA from Uttar Pradesh&rsquo;s Mau Sadar seat, is facing 52 cases in the state and elsewhere. He is facing trial in over a dozen cases.</p>...

<p><strong>New Delhi:</strong> Jailed gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari&rsquo;s custody was on Tuesday handed over to the Uttar Pradesh Police at Punjab&rsquo;s Rupnagar jail to transfer him to the Banda prison following a Supreme Court order. Ansari, lodged in the Rupnagar jail since January 2019 in connection with an extortion case, was taken in an ambulance.</p> <p>The Punjab Police had made heavy security arrangements outside the Rupnagar jail as the Uttar Pradesh Police personnel arrived to take Ansari&rsquo;s custody. The police personnel had also put barricades on the road leading to the jail to ensure no untoward incident takes place when Ansari&rsquo;s custody is handed over.</p> <p>At the time of filing this report, Mukhtar Ansari’s convoy had crossed Harayana and reached the Delhi border.</p> <p><iframe class="vidfyVideo" style="border: 0px;" src="https://api.abplive.com/index.php/playmedianew/wordpress/1148388bfbe9d9953fea775ecb3414c4/e4bb8c8e71139e0bd4911c0942b15236/1451820?embed=1&amp;channelId=1&quot; width="631" height="381" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <p><strong>ALSO READ |</strong>&nbsp;<span style="color: #e03e2d;"><strong><a style="color: #e03e2d;" href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/maharashtra-govt-moves-supreme-court-challenging-bombay-hc-order-for-cbi-probe-against-anil-deshmukh-1451831&quot; target="_blank" rel="noopener">Maharashtra Govt Moves Supreme Court Challenging Bombay HC Order For CBI Probe Against Anil Deshmukh</a></strong></span></p> <p>Earlier on March 26, the Supreme Court had directed the Punjab Government to hand over Ansari&rsquo;s custody to the Uttar Pradesh Police.</p> <p>Pronouncing its order, the apex court had said it was being denied on trivial grounds under the guise of medical issues, adding that a convict or an under-trial prisoner, who disobeys the law of the land, cannot oppose his transfer from one prison to another.</p> <p><strong>ALSO READ |</strong>&nbsp;<span style="color: #e03e2d;"><strong><a style="color: #e03e2d;" href="https://news.abplive.com/news/west-bengal-elections-tmc-worker-sunil-roy-dies-in-hooghly-tmc-alleges-attack-by-bjp-1451827&quot; target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bengal Elections 2021: Goghat Booth President Dies During Violence In Hooghly; TMC Accuses Attack By BJP</a></strong></span></p> <p>Ansari, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA from Uttar Pradesh&rsquo;s Mau Sadar seat, is facing 52 cases in the state and elsewhere. He is facing trial in over a dozen cases.</p>

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