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Mukhtar Ansari, gangster-turned-politician, sentenced to life imprisonment in 36-year-old case

Mar 13, 2024 05:56 PM IST

Mukhtar Ansari has around 60 cases pending against him in UP, Punjab, New Delhi and other states. He has so far been convicted in at least seven cases.

Mukhtar Ansari was on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment in a 36-year-old fake arms licence case by a special MP/MLA court in Varanasi. On Tuesday, the court convicted the gangster-turned-politician and fixed March 13 for pronouncing the quantum of punishment in the case.

Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari.(PTI file)
Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari.(PTI file)

During the hearing, accused Mukhtar Ansari had appeared in the court through videoconferencing from Banda jail where he is lodged.

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After hearing the matter, MP/MLA court of Special Judge (MP-MLA) Avnish Gautam convicted Mukhtar guilty in the case under section 428 (mischief), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and section 30 of the Arms Act, Singh said.

What's the case?

On June 10, 1987, Mukhtar Ansari had applied to the district magistrate, Ghazipur, for the licence of a double-barrel gun. Later, the arms licence was obtained with fake signatures of the district magistrate and the superintendent of police.

On December 4, 1990, when this fraud was exposed, the CB-CID lodged a complaint with the police and based on the complaint, a case under various sections of IPC against five persons, including Mukhtar Ansari, was registered at Mohadabad police station, Ghazipur.

The charge sheet was sent to the court in 1997 against the then ordnance clerk Gaurishankar Srivastava and Mukhtar Ansari. Gaurishankar Srivastava died during the hearing of the case. In the case, the statements of 10 witnesses were recorded were recorded by the prosecution.

According to police officials, around 60 cases are pending against Ansari in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, New Delhi and other states.

He has so far been convicted in at least seven cases.

The MP/MLA court here has sentenced gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari to five and a half years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of 10,000 in the case related to threatening a witness in the coal businessman Nand Kishore Rungta murder case.

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