Who is gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari and why is he in news?

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New Delhi: Mukhtar Ansari, a gangster-turned-politician, is simply a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA from Mau and is wanted successful Uttar Pradesh for assorted cases. He is presently lodged successful Punjab's Rupnagar jailhouse since January 2019 successful transportation with an alleged extortion case.

However, Punjab's location section has present asked the Uttar Pradesh authorities to instrumentality custody of Ansari by April 8.

Who is gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari?

Mukhtar Ansari is allegedly progressive successful assorted cases of effort to murder, murder, cheating and conspiracy isolated from offences nether the Gangsters Act. Ten of these cases notably are astatine antithetic stages of the trial.

Ansari has been an MLA from Mau 5 times and is presently a subordinate of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). He has avoided arsenic galore arsenic 26 warrants issued by a Prayagraj tribunal connected aesculapian grounds, according to an affidavit submitted earlier the Supreme Court by the Uttar Pradesh government.

He was sent to judicial custody successful Punjab successful an extortion-threat case, but helium did not use for bail contempt having been entitled to 'default bail' arsenic the statutory 90-day play has lapsed. 

Mukhtar Ansari

Ansari besides opposed being shifted to Uttar Pradesh, wherever the authorities Police has registered 38 cases of heinous transgression astatine a azygous constabulary presumption successful the Ghazipur district. 

The BSP person has antecedently been lodged successful respective jails including Lucknow, Ghazipur, and Mau. 

Meanwhile, the UP Police has besides lodged an FIR saying that fake documents were utilized to registry the ambulance which ferried Ansari from the Rupnagar jailhouse to Mohali tribunal connected March 31. The ambulance reportedly had the registration fig of UP's Barabanki. The UP Police said that a peculiar probe squad (SIT) has been acceptable up to further probe into the contented of fake documents of the ambulance. An FIR successful this respect has been registered by an further roadworthy transport serviceman against Dr Alka Rai, whose sanction was fixed for the registration of the ambulance. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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