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New Delhi: Jailed gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s custody was on Tuesday handed over to the Uttar Pradesh Police at Punjab’s Rupnagar jail to switch him to the Banda jail following a Supreme Courtroom order. Ansari, lodged within the Rupnagar jail since January 2019 in reference to an extortion case, was taken in an ambulance.

The Punjab Police had made heavy safety preparations exterior the Rupnagar jail because the Uttar Pradesh Police personnel arrived to take Ansari’s custody. The police personnel had additionally put barricades on the street resulting in the jail to make sure no untoward incident takes place when Ansari’s custody is handed over.

On the time of submitting this report, Mukhtar Ansari’s convoy had crossed Harayana and reached the Delhi border.

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Earlier on March 26, the Supreme Courtroom had directed the Punjab Authorities handy over Ansari’s custody to the Uttar Pradesh Police.

Announcing its order, the apex courtroom had stated it was being denied on trivial grounds underneath the guise of medical points, including {that a} convict or an under-trial prisoner, who disobeys the regulation of the land, can not oppose his switch from one jail to a different.

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Ansari, the Bahujan Samaj Celebration (BSP) MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Mau Sadar seat, is dealing with 52 circumstances within the state and elsewhere. He’s dealing with trial in over a dozen circumstances.



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