Punjab’s house division has requested the Uttar Pradesh authorities to take custody of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari from Rupnagar jail by April 8.
Mukhtar Ansari, who is needed in numerous instances in Uttar Pradesh, has been lodged in Rupnagar district jail in reference to an alleged extortion case since January 2019.
In a letter to the Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (Home), the house division of Punjab requested for appropriate preparations to be made for the switch of undertrial prisoner Ansari.
“The said handover is to be made at district jail Rupnagar on/before April 8,” the letter said.
Ansari suffers from sure medical situations and the identical could also be stored in thoughts whereas making preparations for his transport from Rupnagar jail to Banda jail in UP, it mentioned.
The Punjab house division referred to the March 26 Supreme Court order that had directed the state authorities to switch the MLA from Mau to Uttar Pradesh’s Banda jail in two weeks.
Delivering the order, the highest court docket had additionally famous that Ansari was allegedly concerned in numerous instances of try and homicide, homicide, dishonest and conspiracy aside from offences beneath the Gangsters Act, lodged in Uttar Pradesh and 10 of those instances are at completely different phases of trial.