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Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari sentenced to 10 years in jail in 2010 Gangsters Act case

A courtroom in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur district sentenced gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari to 10 years imprisonment in a case filed underneath the Gangsters Act in 2010, reported Dwell Regulation.

Further District and Periods Decide Arvind Kumar additionally directed Ansari, a former MLA, to pay a advantageous of Rs 5 lakh.

The case was filed after the killing of a instructor named Kapildev Singh and an try and kill a dealer named Meer Hasan in 2009.

The courtroom additionally sentenced Sonu Yadav, a member of Ansari’s gang, to 5 years of imprisonment and fined him Rs 2 lakh, PTI reported.

This was Ansari’s sixth conviction within the final 13 months. He has a complete of 65 instances towards him and has been in jail since 2005 after he surrendered to the police in reference to a communal riot that happened within the city of Mau. Ansari is presently lodged on the Banda district jail.

On June 5, the previous MLA was sentenced to life imprisonment within the homicide case of Awadhesh Rai, the brother of Congress chief Ajay Rai, from almost 32 years in the past. Awadhesh Rai was shot lifeless on August 3, 1991, exterior his house in Varanasi’s Lahurabir space.

Earlier than that, an Uttar Pradesh courtroom convicted Ansari and his brother – former Bahujan Samaj Get together MP Afzal Ansari – in one other case filed underneath the Gangsters Act in April. Whereas Mukhtar Ansari was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment, Afzal Ansari was sentenced to 4 years’ imprisonment.

In December, Mukhtar Ansari and his alleged affiliate Bheem Singh have been sentenced to 10 years in jail in a 1996 case underneath the Gangsters Act. He was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for threatening to kill a jailor and pointing a gun at him in September 2022.

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