A crew of Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday left for Banda jail from Punjab’s Rupnagar with gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari. Ansari is being dropped at Banda from Punjab on the behest of the Supreme Court docket. As many as 100 UP Police personnel reached Punjab yesterday to convey again Ansari. Ansari, an MLA from Mau, is going through trial in a number of circumstances in Uttar Pradesh.
The Supreme Court docket had on March 26 ordered to shift Ansari from Punjab to Uttar Pradesh. The apex courtroom famous that Ansari was allegedly concerned in numerous circumstances of try to homicide, homicide, dishonest and conspiracy other than offences underneath the Gangsters Act, lodged in Uttar Pradesh and 10 of those circumstances are at completely different levels of trial.
Earlier at the moment, Ansari’s spouse moved the Supreme Court docket searching for safety and safety for her husband. She mentioned that she fears for his life in Uttar Pradesh and urged the highest courtroom to cross essential instructions for her husband’s safety in the course of the transportation and likewise when he’s produced earlier than the courts for listening to. She mentioned that essential instructions must be given to the state Residence division and police for a free and truthful trial and “(he)just isn’t killed/encountered within the course of”.
In the meantime, two barracks within the Banda jail have been transformed into an isolation cell for Ansari who might be lodged right here after he’s introduced again. The barrack could have a three-layer safety. The outer safety ring might be manned by two groups of civil police, every led by a sub-inspector and 10 armed constables. The second safety ring will comprise particular CCTVs which have been put in on the entry factors and a crew of 5 jail officers which can control the CCTV footage round the clock. The third and innermost ring will comprise a crew of jail warders.
Pramod Tiwari, appearing superintendent of the Banda District Jail, mentioned no different prisoner can entry Barrack Quantity-15 the place Mukhtar Ansari might be stored.
Ansari has been lodged in Rupnagar jail since January 2019 in reference to an extortion case.
The Uttar Pradesh Police has mentioned that Ansari is going through 52 circumstances in UP and elsewhere, and 15 of them are within the trial stage.