, PrayagrajJItendra Sarin
A Prayagraj courtroom sent gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari to judicial custody until January 10 after his 14-day custody remand to Enforcement Directorate in a cash laundering case ended on Wednesday.
As per the instructions of the courtroom, Ansari was produced earlier than the remand Justice of the Peace of classes courtroom at Prayagraj by an ED staff on the day. Further chief judicial Justice of the Peace (ACJM) Mukesh Yadav additionally directed police authorities to ship him to Banda jail, the place he was lodged earlier than being handed over to the ED.
District authorities counsel (felony) Gulab Chandra Agrahri stated the courtroom had on December 14 granted 9 days of custody remand of Ansari to ED within the cash laundering case of 2021. After the completion of 9 days, the jailed politician was produced earlier than the classes courtroom at Prayagraj by video conferencing on December 23. The courtroom prolonged his custody remand to ED for 5 extra days.
He had since been beneath the custody of ED after being booked beneath numerous sections of the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA).
It’s alleged that Ansari was concerned within the buy of a land at Ghazipur, the place he later received a agency established. As well as, he’s being inquired by the ED in issues concerning his involvement in instances, together with the cash laundering case during which his son Abbas Ansari is an accused.
Ansari’s spouse Afshan can also be needed by ED within the cash laundering case and the central company has issued a lookout discover towards her.
Earlier, ED officers had arrested Mukhtar’s MLA son Abbas and brother-in-law Atif Raza in reference to the case after receiving details about money transfers price a number of crores of rupees to completely different financial institution accounts and corporations owned by Ansari and his family.