After spending two years in a Punjab jail, gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari was brought back to Banda jail on Wednesday morning. The ambulance was guarded by a strong team of gun-toting security personnel during the 900-kilometer journey from Rupnagar in the Bundelkhand region to this city in Uttar Pradesh. Acting on a Supreme Court order, the Uttar Pradesh police on Tuesday detained the 57-year-old BSP MLA in Rupnagar jail and brought him back to Banda jail. After the medical examination, it took almost two hours to complete the formalities before handing it over to the UP police
. Once the convoy entered the state on Tuesday evening, a fleet of security vehicles from the Uttar Pradesh Police, including an ambulance equipped with all life-saving equipment, met on any exhibit en route to Banda, from Ropar. About 14 hours of travel, And an anti-riot police vehicle ‘Vajra’ roamed the newly-opened expressway. The convoy slowed down near the Kanpur countryside before entering the Banda jail at 4.30 am as some stray animals blocked the road along the dense forest. Apart from the ambulance, three police vehicles also entered the Banda jail premises. At 1.30 am, the police convoy, in which Mukhtar Ansari was roaming, was briefly stopped at Satti police station area. As eager journalists rushed the policemen and asked them the reason for the sudden stop, no response was given, and the policemen on the spot tried to avoid the questions asked by the journalists. Later, SO Kapil Dubey of Satti Police Station told PTI, ‘Mukhtar used a toilet in the Satti Police Station premises to attend nature’s call. He remained inside the police station for about 5 minutes. “Earlier around 1.
At 10 o’clock the convoy came on the road between Bhoganipur and Ghatampur due to some stray animals. Initially, the speed of the vehicles decreased, then the vehicles were stopped, and the local police removed the stray animals, after which the convoy resumed its journey. Heavy security arrangements were made by the Punjab Police outside the Rupnagar Jail, but the Banda Jail area looked like a cantonment area with policemen, where there was a ruckus all around. Additional Director General of Police Prem Prakash said that the police convoy passed through Eastern Peripheral Expressway in Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh around 6 pm. The team from Uttar Pradesh reached the Rupnagar police lines at 4.30 am on Tuesday and left for jail in the afternoon for transfer. The convoy exited the jail premises at 2:08 pm, dodging the media persons waiting outside the main gate. As soon as the convoy went on the Ambala road, Some media vehicles gave chase but soon left. The five-time MLA will cool his heel in Barrack No.
15 of Banda District Jail, where he was lodged in the past before being transferred to Punjab. Additional police forces have been deployed in the jail at the request of the jail authorities. Three security personnel will guard him inside the barrack round the clock. Banda jailor Pramod Tiwari said, “Security personnel have also been deployed outside the jail premises.” He said, “In Barrack No. 15, where Ansari will be housed, lights, drinking water and sanitation have been provided.” Tiwari said that other inmates of the jail are now forbidden to reach the barracks. The gate of the main prison complex, which is usually open, Will now be closed. He said that only jail staff reporting for duty would be allowed after proper investigation. High towers have been erected outside the jail and additional police pickets have also been installed to keep an eye on every visitor.
in between, Principal of Government Medical College of Banda, Dr. Mukesh Kumar Yadav said that a panel of four doctors has been constituted on the directions of the apex court to monitor Ansari’s health. Ansari was lodged in the Rupnagar Jail in January 2019 in connection with the extortion case. MLAs from Mau in eastern Uttar Pradesh are facing 52 cases in the state and elsewhere and 15 of them are in litigation. The BJP-run Uttar Pradesh government accused the Congress government in Punjab of saving Ansari for several months? The Punjab Home Department had asked the Uttar Pradesh government on 26 March to take custody of Ansari by 8 April; The Supreme Court order had set a deadline of two weeks.
The apex court noted that Ansari was allegedly involved in murder, attempt to murder, Apart from fraud and conspiracy, gangsters were involved in offenses under the Act. It was said that the Uttar Pradesh Police was being denied on petty grounds under the guise of their custody medical issues. The SC also said that a criminal or a dependent who disobeys the law of the land cannot oppose the transfer from his prison to another prison, and when the rule of law is being challenged with a crime The courts cannot be helpless. As Uttar Pradesh takes over the high-profile undertaking, his wife Afshan Ansari moves to the Supreme Court, seeking instructions from state officials to ensure her safety, including police encounters.
. And when the rule of law is being challenged with crime, the courts cannot be helpless. As Uttar Pradesh takes over the high-profile undertaking, his wife Afshan Ansari moves to the Supreme Court, seeking instructions from state officials to ensure her safety, including police encounters. . And when the rule of law is being challenged with crime, the courts cannot be helpless. As Uttar Pradesh takes over the high-profile undertaking, his wife Afshan Ansari moves to the Supreme Court, seeking instructions from state officials to ensure her safety, including police encounters. .