Before Mukhtar Ansari reached Banda jail, the jail was converted into a police camp. An officer of the police said that on the demand of the Banda jail administration, additional soldiers have been deployed in the jail premises. The official said that all the formalities to bring mafia gangster Mukhtar Ansari were completed. Another police officer said that keeping in view the security of Mukhtar Ansari, tenants of hotels and houses of the city are also being investigated.
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UP Police had gone to Punjab’s Rupnagar jail yesterday to take the BSP MLA in its custody. On March 26th, SC had ordered his transfer to UP jail and face trials there pic.twitter.com/55Pdxo8VmH
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Bail in-charge jailer Pramod Tiwari said, “Security arrangements are complete in the jail premises. Security personnel have been deployed outside and inside the jail. The lighting, drinking water system and cleanliness in the barrack number-15 of the jail have been repaired earlier.
He informed that movement of other prisoners has been banned in Barrack No-15 and three security personnel will also be posted inside the barrack. Tiwari said that the main gate of the jail complex, which remained open till now, has been closed and only jail personnel who are on duty after search are allowed to enter.
Preparations to bring Mukhtar Ansari from Punjab Jail to UP, strict security arrangements in Banda Jail
Significantly, on Monday morning, a team of Banda Police, armed with sophisticated weapons, had gone to pick up Mukhtar Ansari, who was lodged in Ropar District Jail in Punjab. In this team, apart from a company PAC, about 80 police personnel and officers were involved. The team was headed by Premaprakash, Additional Director General of Police (ADG), Prayagraj, and Inspector General of Police (IG) of Chitrakootdham Range Banda. Satyanarayana did it.
Mukhtar Ansari was lodged in a jail in Punjab since January 2019 in the extortion case. Ansari’s elder brother and Bahujan Samaj Party MP from Ghazipur, Afzal Ansari, has feared some conspiracy while Mukhtar Ansari is being held in Uttar Pradesh jail.
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Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh government minister and state government spokesperson Siddharth Nath Singh had alleged on Monday that the Punjab government made every effort not to hand over Mukhtar Ansari to the Uttar Pradesh police, but after the Uttar Pradesh government’s effort, the highest The court ordered Ansari to be sent to Uttar Pradesh.
It is worth mentioning that to bring Mukhtar Ansari, the case went on between the Yogi government and the Punjab government to the Supreme Court. On March 26, the apex court, while delivering the verdict, ordered Mukhtar Ansari to be sent to Uttar Pradesh. The court had directed to send Mukhtar Ansari, who is lodged in a jail in Punjab, to Uttar Pradesh in two weeks. (Also from input ANI)
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