For nearly three many years, mafioso-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari used his political clout and stonewalled efforts to border costs towards him though 50 FIRs had been registered and cost sheet filed towards him by police in lots of instances throughout this era.
“We found this tactic of Mukhtar Ansari and his gang members round two years in the past that they by no means permit the framing of costs towards them and saved delaying the authorized course of for many years. The prosecution cell began monitoring instances towards him and aggressively acquired costs framed towards him in outdated instances pending towards him for a number of years,” stated UP police further director basic (ADG), prosecution cell, Ashutosh Pandey.
He stated the courts additionally expedited the matter when costs had been framed in 9 instances towards Ansari, a five-time former MLA from Mau.
Pandey stated the efforts resulted within the conviction and sentencing of Ansari in 4 separate instances in almost eight months since September 2022.
The ADG additional stated on July 16, 2022 that the costs had been framed towards Ansari in a case pending towards him at MP/MLA courtroom of Varanasi since 1990. Prices had been additionally framed towards him in one other case of 1997 registered at Bhelupur police station, Varanasi, on August 24, 2021.
Moreover, costs had been framed in a 1999 case registered towards him at Jagdishpura police station of Agra on October 8, 2022.
“Furthermore, the costs had been framed towards Ansari in a case registered towards him with Alambagh police station of Lucknow on March 28, 2021,” Pandey stated.
“In 4 different instances registered towards Ansari between 2020-2021, the costs had been framed towards him inside one yr,” he added.
He stated equally costs had been framed towards his MP brother Afzal Ansari on September 23, 2022 in a Gangster Act lodged towards him in Ghazipur district through which he was convicted and sentenced to 4 years’ imprisonment on Saturday.
Mukhtar Ansari and Afzal Ansari had been each convicted within the 2007 Gangster Act case.
The Ghazipur MP-MLA courtroom sentenced Mukhtar to 10 years of imprisonment and slapped a penalty of ₹5 lakh on him. Afzal, a Bahujan Samaj Celebration (BSP) MP, was sentenced to 4 years of jail time period and a nice of ₹1 lakh was imposed on him.
The courtroom was listening to the Gangster Act case registered towards the Ansari brothers in reference to the homicide of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai in November 2005 and the kidnapping and homicide of VHP chief Nand Kishore Rungta in January 1997.
The primary conviction of Mukhtar Ansari during the last eight months was on September 21 final when a courtroom awarded him seven years imprisonment for threatening the then jailor of the Lucknow district jail, SK Awasthi, in 2003.
Moreover, the Allahabad Excessive Court docket sentenced Mukhtar to endure two years imprisonment and slapped a nice of ₹10,000 on him in a Gangster Act case registered towards him by the Hazratganj police of Lucknow in 1999.
Mukhtar was sentenced in one other Gangster Act case, imposed towards him by Ghazipur police in 1999. The Ghazipur MP/MLA courtroom sentenced him to 10 years of imprisonment and imposed a nice of ₹5 lakh on him on December 15 final yr.