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There are 52 cases against Mukhtar Ansari in Uttar Pradesh, including a 21-year-old assault case involving the jailor and deputy jailor in Lucknow. (File Photo)

Mukhtar Ansari, gangster-turned politician, tests positive for Covid-19

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 04:26 PM IST
Mukhtar Ansari was found Covid-19 positive in a rapid antigen test on Saturday, which was confirmed in an RT-PCR test on Sunday. However, despite testing positive for the infection, Ansari did not show any symptoms, officials said.
Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari was brought back to Uttar Pradesh from a prison in Punjab.(ANI Photo)
Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari was brought back to Uttar Pradesh from a prison in Punjab.(ANI Photo)

Mukhtar Ansari to appear in 2 cases virtually today from Banda jail

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 09:51 AM IST
There are 52 cases against Mukhtar Ansari in Uttar Pradesh. He was brought back to the state from Punjab on April 7.
The BJP-run Uttar Pradesh government accused the Congress government in Punjab of “shielding” Ansari by not letting the state take custody.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
The BJP-run Uttar Pradesh government accused the Congress government in Punjab of “shielding” Ansari by not letting the state take custody.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)

Uttar Pradesh takes over Mukhtar Ansari’s custody from Punjab

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh/lucknow
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 04:51 AM IST
Chandigarh/Lucknow A team of at least 100 officials of the Uttar Pradesh police on Tuesday took custody of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari from the Punjab police
Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari underwent a series of medical tests in Punjab jail before the UP Police team took his custody on Tuesday.(Keshav Singh/HT File Photo)
Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari underwent a series of medical tests in Punjab jail before the UP Police team took his custody on Tuesday.(Keshav Singh/HT File Photo)

'Mukhtar Ansari was given poison in same Banda jail', says his brother

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 09:13 PM IST
According to the UP police, Mukhtar Ansari faces 52 cases in the state - including murder, attempt to murder, cheating and conspiracy.
Mukhtar Ansari being produced in Mohali District Court by Punjab police, in Mohali in this file picture from March 2021. ( Keshav Singh/ Hindustan Times)
Mukhtar Ansari being produced in Mohali District Court by Punjab police, in Mohali in this file picture from March 2021. ( Keshav Singh/ Hindustan Times)

Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari's custody handed over to UP Police

PTI | , Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 03:00 PM IST
Mukhtar Ansari who is facing 52 cases in the state and elsewhere is being handed over to UP Police after the Supreme Court directed the Punjab government to handover the custody.
Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari(Ht photo)
Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari(Ht photo)

100 armed cops leave for Punjab to bring Ansari back to UP jail

By HTC/Agencies, Lucknow, Banda
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 03:51 AM IST
The Bahujan Samaj Party legislator from Mau will be lodged in Banda jail where the CCTVs were being installed and repaired.
Ansari, wanted in Uttar Pradesh for several cases, was on Wednesday produced before the Mohali court in connection with an alleged 2019 extortion matter.(Keshav Singh/HT file photo)
Ansari, wanted in Uttar Pradesh for several cases, was on Wednesday produced before the Mohali court in connection with an alleged 2019 extortion matter.(Keshav Singh/HT file photo)

Mohali court rejects Mukhtar Ansari's plea for medical examination

PTI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 03:56 PM IST
The court of Judicial Magistrate 1st Class (JMIC) Amit Bakshi said the Supreme Court has already considered Ansari's plea regarding his medical condition.
Ansari, a BSP MLA from Mau constituency, is facing trial in 10 cases involving heinous crimes ranging from murder, extortion, cheating and fraud under the Gangster Act, in UP.
Ansari, a BSP MLA from Mau constituency, is facing trial in 10 cases involving heinous crimes ranging from murder, extortion, cheating and fraud under the Gangster Act, in UP.

Hand over Mukhtar Ansari to UP in 14 days: Supreme Court to Punjab

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2021 03:44 AM IST
The court’s directive came on a plea by the UP government seeking a direction to the Punjab government and Rupnagar jail authority to immediately hand over the custody of the legislator.
Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari (HT File)
Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari (HT File)

SC directs Punjab to hand over custody of Mukhtar Ansari to UP police in 2 weeks

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2021 03:04 PM IST
SC directs Punjab govt to hand over custody of Mukhtar Ansari to UP police
The official said Mukhtar Ansari has been in the Punjab jail since January 2019 when he was produced there in a local court on a complaint of extortion lodged by a local builder. (Photo HT)
The official said Mukhtar Ansari has been in the Punjab jail since January 2019 when he was produced there in a local court on a complaint of extortion lodged by a local builder. (Photo HT)

'Will open Pandora's Box': Punjab opposes UP govt plea seeking Mukhtar's custody

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 07:30 PM IST
Mukhtar Ansari has 10 cases ranging from murder, extortion, cheating and fraud to those under the Gangster Act against him in the state.
The bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and RS Reddy posted the matter to Tuesday.(HT file photo)
The bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and RS Reddy posted the matter to Tuesday.(HT file photo)

Punjab ‘shamelessly’ backing Mukhtar Ansari: UP govt in Supreme Court

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 06:13 AM IST
When the apex court took up the petition by the UP government seeking Ansari’s transfer out of Punjab, an adjournment request was made by senior advocate Dushyant Dave appearing for the Punjab government.
 Mukhtar Ansari is lodged in district jail Rupnagar in Punjab since January 2019. (Photo HT)
Mukhtar Ansari is lodged in district jail Rupnagar in Punjab since January 2019. (Photo HT)

Punjab is defending & supporting gangster Mukhtar Ansari, UP govt tells SC

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 09:01 PM IST
  • Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Uttar Pradesh, told a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and R S Reddy that trial in several cases of heinous offences involving Ansari, a BSP MLA from Mau constituency, is held up in the state and Punjab government is “supporting a gangster”.
The Punjab government has cited Ansari’s health -- he is reportedly suffering from hypertension, diabetes, back pain, skin allergy and depression,-- to shoot down the UP government’s plea.(HT file photo)
The Punjab government has cited Ansari’s health -- he is reportedly suffering from hypertension, diabetes, back pain, skin allergy and depression,-- to shoot down the UP government’s plea.(HT file photo)

Punjab, UP lock horns over Mukhtar Ansari’s custody

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2021 03:45 AM IST
The Uttar Pradesh and Punjab governments have locked horns in the Supreme Court over custody of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari.
Four of Mukhtar Ansari ‘s aides have been killed in gang violence in the last four years, claimed police.(Hindustan Times)
Four of Mukhtar Ansari ‘s aides have been killed in gang violence in the last four years, claimed police.(Hindustan Times)

UP don Mukhtar Ansari’s alleged associate shot dead in a shootout

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:10 AM IST
Ajit Singh was a key witness in the murder of former MLA Simpu Singh and was believed to be a close aide of Mukhtar Ansari, said a police officer.
File photo of BSP MP Atul Rai. (HT)
File photo of BSP MP Atul Rai. (HT)

In jail, BSP lawmaker Atul Rai booked for defaming woman complainant

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By Sudhir Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 01:12 PM IST
Atul Rai is presently in jail in connection with the rape case against the complainant.
Rai said that she has been fighting for justice for the past 14 years(PTI)
Rai said that she has been fighting for justice for the past 14 years(PTI)

Alka Rai writes to Priyanka Gandhi, accuses Punjab govt. of protecting husband’s killer

Lucknow | By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2020 12:08 PM IST
In 2019, a special CBI court acquitted former BSP legislator Mukhtar Ansari and several others in the murder case.
The official said Mukhtar Ansari has been in the Punjab jail since January 2019 when he was produced there in a local court on a complaint of extortion lodged by a local builder. (Photo HT)
The official said Mukhtar Ansari has been in the Punjab jail since January 2019 when he was produced there in a local court on a complaint of extortion lodged by a local builder. (Photo HT)

50 UP cops in Punjab to bring back jailed Mukhtar Ansari, told to go back

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 06:25 PM IST
The officials said multiple efforts have been made to bring Ansari back to the state in the past one year but every time it failed due to one or the other reasons.
BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari has been in different jails in Punjab for almost two years.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari has been in different jails in Punjab for almost two years.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

50-member UP police team to bring back Mukhtar Ansari from Punjab jail in armoured vehicle

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 03:01 PM IST
Mukhtar Ansari, a BSP MLA has been accused in over a dozen fresh cases registered against him in the past six months in the crackdown launched against him, his wife, two sons and close aides.
Mukhtar Ansari was elected as an MLA from the Mau assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI Photo)
Mukhtar Ansari was elected as an MLA from the Mau assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI Photo)

UP don Mukhtar Ansari’s wife, her two brothers booked under gangsters act

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent | Posted by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 04:14 PM IST
Police allege Mukhtar Ansari’s wife and brothers have been involved in several illegal activities.
Atiq Ahmed (Left) and Mukhtar Ansari (Right).(PTI)
Atiq Ahmed (Left) and Mukhtar Ansari (Right).(PTI)

The rise and fall of two UP strongmen

Hindustan Times | By K Sandeep Kumar, Farhan Ahmed Siddiqui, Sudhir Kumar, Prayagraj/varanasi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 12:25 AM IST
Lodged in jails outside the state, Atiq Ahmad and Mukhtar Ansari, the once-feared gangsters clad in white kurta-pyjama, are now mere spectators to the gradual implosion of their empires.
HT Image
HT Image

Rakesh Pandey ‘encounter’: NHRC seeks UP DGP reply in 6 weeks

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 05:14 PM IST
The NHRC has sought Uttar Pradesh police chief’s response to a complaint questioning the genuineness of the exchange of fire in which gangster Mukhtar Ansari’s alleged aide, Rakesh Pandey, was gunned down on August 9
Mukhtar Ansari’s building was demolished on Thursday morning.(HT Photo/Deepak Gupta)
Mukhtar Ansari’s building was demolished on Thursday morning.(HT Photo/Deepak Gupta)

UP gangster turned MLA Mukhtar Ansari’s ‘illegal’ properties demolished in Lucknow

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 12:02 PM IST
A portion of Mukhtar Ansari’s property in Dalibagh Colony of Lucknow was declared illegal by authorities.
The shooter was said to be a henchman of Ansari.(PTI Photo)
The shooter was said to be a henchman of Ansari.(PTI Photo)

Mukhtar Ansari aide and dreaded shooter killed in Lucknow encounter

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2020 06:23 PM IST
The shooter, Rakesh Pandey, is alleged to have been involved in several shoot-outs at the behest of Ansari.
Rakesh Pandey had at least 10 criminal cases registered against him between 1993 and 2010, police said.(Shutterstock Photo/Representative Image)
Rakesh Pandey had at least 10 criminal cases registered against him between 1993 and 2010, police said.(Shutterstock Photo/Representative Image)

Mukhtar Ansari’s close aide killed by Uttar Pradesh STF in encounter

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2020 07:47 AM IST
Police said Rakesh Pandey was involved in several murders and shootouts carried out allegedly by Mukhtar Ansari’s gang in the past 23 years
HT Image
HT Image

Haryana man held for making threat calls to Congress leader Surjewala

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 01:42 AM IST
Kaithal man threatened to kill Surjewala and his cousin; nabbed after calls were traced
A CBI court has acquitted gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari (in photo) and six others accused in the murder of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai in 2005.(HT FIle)
A CBI court has acquitted gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari (in photo) and six others accused in the murder of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai in 2005.(HT FIle)

Krishnanand Rai murder: UP government to file appeal in HC against acquittals

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 12:19 PM IST
Principal Secretary, Home, Avnish Awasthi said the chief minister had taken cognizance of the judgement of the Delhi court and the state government would examine the judgement and file an appeal in the high court.
According to a police officer, at least six assailants armed with AK-47 assault rifles surrounded two vehicles in which Rai and six of his associates were travelling and sprayed them with bullets in broad daylight.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
According to a police officer, at least six assailants armed with AK-47 assault rifles surrounded two vehicles in which Rai and six of his associates were travelling and sprayed them with bullets in broad daylight.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)

Krishnanand Rai murder case: Over 400 bullet shells recovered from crime scene

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rohit K Singh, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2019 10:32 AM IST
Krishnanand Rai, who was an MLA from Mohammadabad assembly constituency in Ghazipur, was sprayed with bullets along with six others in Ghazipur by a group of assailants armed with AK-47 assault rifles.
. The CBI later charged Mukhtar Ansari, an alleged gangster-turned-politician now with the Bahujan Samaj Party, with planning the murder. Ansari, who has over 40 criminal cases registered against him, has been lodged in jail since 2005. (HT file photo)
. The CBI later charged Mukhtar Ansari, an alleged gangster-turned-politician now with the Bahujan Samaj Party, with planning the murder. Ansari, who has over 40 criminal cases registered against him, has been lodged in jail since 2005. (HT file photo)

Mukhtar Ansari, six others acquitted in murder of BJP MLA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 01:07 AM IST
Had not the prosecution witnesses turned hostile, the outcome of the trial may have been different, a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court said, and cited the handicap posed by the absence of a witness protection programme.
Afzal Ansari (in photo) is the brother of incarcerated mafioso Mukhtar Ansari, is the BSP candidate from Ghazipur.(HT FIle)
Afzal Ansari (in photo) is the brother of incarcerated mafioso Mukhtar Ansari, is the BSP candidate from Ghazipur.(HT FIle)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In UP, political parties bank on musclemen’s winnability

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rohit K Singh, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2019 02:21 PM IST
Criminal cases and incarceration fail to deter strongmen from the politically significant state of Uttar Pradesh to muscle their way and make their presence felt in electoral battle.
The party has fielded Afzal Ansari, brother of jailed gangster Mukhtar Ansari from Ghazipur constituency.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
The party has fielded Afzal Ansari, brother of jailed gangster Mukhtar Ansari from Ghazipur constituency.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BSP announces candidates for 16 seats in UP

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 04:36 PM IST
In a statement issued here, the BSP said that under the SP-BSP alliance, it has declared names of 16 candidates for Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh.
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