Chitrakoot police had arrested the three jail officers on Sunday and have been despatched to Lucknow jail on Monday.
Chitrakoot superintendent of police Vrinda Shukla stated that in raids on the residences of the three arrested jail officers, they recovered a multi-utility car (MUV) belonging to Santosh and Rs 5.8 lakh money.
“Throughout probe, it surfaced that on February 7, Rs 6 lakh was handed over to suspended jail superintendent Ashok, by way of jail canteen operator Navneet Sachan. Navneet was given this quantity by Ansari’s driver Niyaz. Of the overall, Rs 4 lakh was discovered to be in possession of Ashok, whereas Rs 1.8 lakh in possession of Santosh,” stated Shukla.
She additionally stated that they’ve discovered that the month-to-month instalment of the MUV was paid by jailed MLA Ansari.
The officer added that every one the three arrested jail officers performed a significant position in enabling unauthorized actions contained in the district jail.
“The trio have been commonly lured with cash by Abbas Ansari. After receiving money, they allowed Ansari’s spouse and driver, together with telephones and different belongings with none report and checks,” stated the SP.
The officer added that the CCTV footage of the jail on February 10 when shock checking was carried out had additionally revealed that Jagmohan was posted at a distinct spot outdoors the jail. “However as quickly because the shock inspection began, Jagmohan got here inside on the behest of the jail superintendent and thru him, Abbas Ansari was taken out of deputy jailor Chandrakala’s room and moved in direction of the barrack,” she stated.
“Throughout this time, Jagmohan can be seen requesting the outpost in-charge, who had gone for the raid, for cooperation,” the officer added.
Vrinda Shukla stated that the CCTV footage recovered from contained in the jail has additionally proven that Santosh and Jagmohan have been seen speaking to MLA Abbas Ansari all through the day. The officer added that the position of different officers can be being probed. Police stated that some jail warders are additionally beneath the scanner whose assertion will likely be recorded quickly.
To date, police have arrested eight individuals, together with Nikhat Bano, spouse of SBSP MLA Abbas Ansari, Ansari’s driver Niyaz, SP district president Faraz, his confederate Navneet and 4 jail officers.
Nikhat Bano, spouse of jailed MLA Abbas Ansari and daughter-in-law of gangster Mukhtar Ansari, visited her husband inside Chitrakoot jail and was present in possession of two cellphones and Rs 21,000 money together with 12 Saudi Riyals. Bano alongside together with her driver Niyaz was arrested, whereas Chitrakoot jail superintendent Ashok Sagar and 7 different jail officers have been suspended. The police later seized the SUV utilized by Nikhat to go to her husband contained in the jail. Ansari was transferred to Kasganj jail by the federal government.