A crew of the Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday left for Punjab to deliver again gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, who faces trial in over a dozen instances within the state, officers stated on Monday. The Punjab House Division has requested the Uttar Pradesh authorities to take custody of the jailed BSP MLA by April 8.
“A police crew has left for Punjab as we speak to deliver Mukhtar Ansari. The crew will take all the safety measures required in bringing him,” Superintendent of Police (Banda) Siddharth Shankar Meena stated.
Senior police officers refused to expose the small print like what number of police personnel had been going to deliver Ansari.
Ansari, a history-sheeter within the UP Police information, is at present lodged in Ropar jail in reference to an extortion case.
The Punjab Police had introduced him over in 2019 from a UP jail based mostly on a manufacturing warrant issued a couple of fortnight after the registration of the extortion case. In an order on March 26, the Supreme Courtroom, on a plea of the UP authorities, had directed the Punjab authorities handy over Ansari’s custody to the Uttar Pradesh Police in two weeks.
Within the letter, the Punjab House Division had requested the Uttar Pradesh extra chief secretary (House) for appropriate preparations to be made for Ansari’s switch. It additionally stated that Ansari suffered from sure medical circumstances and the identical could also be saved in thoughts whereas making preparations for his switch.
Sources stated that an ambulance has additionally been despatched with the police crew to Punjab.
Ansari shall be delivered to Banda district jail, the place extra safety preparations have been made for his security, police stated.
Extra Director Common (Regulation & Order) Prashant Kumar, in the meantime, stated that 96 members of “Ansari’s gang” have been arrested and 85 of them have been booked underneath the Gangsters’ Act. Police additionally stated that the arms licences of 72 associates of Ansari have been cancelled or suspended, and have connected seized, freed or demolished properties price Rs 192 crore hyperlink to the BSP MLA and his associates.
Police stated that Ansari is going through 52 instances in UP and elsewhere, and 15 of them are within the trial stage.