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BSP leader Mukhtar Ansari suffers heart attack in UP jail, hospitalised

The gangster-turned-legislator from Mau constituency had been in various jails in the state since 2015 under various sections of the IPC.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2018 16:04 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Lucknow
Mukhtar Ansari,BSP,Mukhtar ansari heart attack
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Jailed BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari, who was lodged in Banda jail in connection with various criminal cases against him, today suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the district hospital in Banda.

“I have talked to the SSP, Banda, and he told me about it (heart attack). I have sought a report from both the SP and the DM, Banda. The legislator will be provided the best treatment,” Principal Secretary Home Arvind Kumar said here.

About reports in a section of media that Ansari’s wife too suffered a heart attack, Kumar said he cannot confirm it immediately.

“I can confirm it only after I get a report from there,” he said, adding that directives have been issued to provide best possible treatment to the legislator.

The gangster-turned-legislator from Mau constituency had been in various jails in the state since 2015 under various sections of the IPC.

First Published: Jan 09, 2018 16:03 IST