The official said Mukhtar Ansari has been in the Punjab jail since January 2019 when he was produced there in a local court on a complaint of extortion lodged by a local builder. (Photo HT)

50 UP cops in Punjab to bring back jailed Mukhtar Ansari, told to go back

The UP authorities’s plan to convey again jailed Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Mukhtar Ansari, 60, from a Punjab jail to Uttar Pradesh for listening to in pending legal circumstances in opposition to him has as soon as once more failed, mentioned senior police officers right here on Tuesday.

The MLA from Mau has been in Punjab’s Ropad jail for almost 22 months.

A senior police official, aware of the event, mentioned the Ropad jail authorities, the place Ansari is presently lodged, refused to ship him to Uttar Pradesh on Monday, citing an recommendation from a board of three docs “for strict bed rest for three months due to his [Ansari’s] medical condition.”

The official mentioned a number of efforts have been made to convey Ansari again to the state prior to now one yr however each time it failed as a result of one or the opposite causes.

He mentioned a workforce of UP police was despatched to the Ropad jail to convey Ansari again on a warrant to supply him within the MP/MLA court docket in Prayagraj on October 21 in a legal case lodged in opposition to him in January. But they needed to return with out him.

Besides, over a dozen legal circumstances have been registered in opposition to Ansari, his members of the family and aides in the course of the current crackdown launched in opposition to mafiosi within the state, the official added.

Another official on the DGP headquarters mentioned your complete proceedings to convey Ansari again was monitored by the headquarters, following which a workforce of 50 police personnel was constituted. He mentioned the workforce visited the Ropad jail however they have been knowledgeable to return with out Ansari. He mentioned the Punjab jail authorities acknowledged that Ansari was duly examined by the board of docs and located him unfit to journey.

The official mentioned Ansari has been within the Punjab jail since January 2019 when he was produced there in an area court docket on a criticism of extortion lodged by an area builder. He mentioned Ansari reportedly acquired himself shifted to Punjab jail fearing menace to his life in UP jails after certainly one of his closest aides Munna Bajrangi was shot useless inside Baghpat jail by one other gangster Sunil Rathi on July 9, 2018.

The officers mentioned earlier the position of some UP jail officers was questioned when Punjab police have been allowed to take alongside Ansari on a manufacturing warrant ‘easily’ with out bringing it to the discover of state authorities authorities.