Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, who is needed in Uttar Pradesh for varied instances, was on Wednesday produced earlier than a Mohali courtroom in reference to an alleged 2019 extortion matter. The courtroom fastened April 12 as the subsequent date on this case, a police official mentioned.
Amid tight safety preparations, Ansari was taken to courtroom in a wheelchair. He was despatched again to Punjab’s Rupnagar jail in an ambulance after the looks.
The Supreme Courtroom had not too long ago directed the Punjab authorities handy over the custody of Ansari to the Uttar Pradesh Police, saying it was being denied on trivial grounds beneath guise of medical points.
The apex courtroom had additionally mentioned that a convict or an undertrial prisoner, who disobeys the regulation of the land, can’t oppose his switch from one jail to a different and the courts are to not be a helpless bystander when the rule of regulation is being challenged with impunity.
The courtroom had mentioned the custody of Ansari, an MLA from Mau constituency, be handed over to Uttar Pradesh inside two weeks in order to lodge him in Banda district jail in Uttar Pradesh.
The apex courtroom had additionally famous that Ansari was allegedly concerned in varied instances of try to homicide, homicide, dishonest and conspiracy other than offences beneath the Gangsters Act, lodged in Uttar Pradesh and out of them, 10 instances are on the levels of trial.
The opposition Shiromani Akali Dal had accused the Punjab authorities of giving “political shelter” to Ansari by holding him within the Rupnagar jail as a “state visitor” on “trumped-up costs”.