UP News: The Lucknow Division Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday sentenced former Uttar Pradesh MLA Mukhtar Ansari to two years’ imprisonment for threatening the jailer and pointing a pistol. Justice DK Singh passed the order allowing the appeal made by the Uttar Pradesh government. The court has imposed punishment and fine under different sections. In all, Ansari has been fined around Rs 35,000 and sentenced to seven years in prison.
Jailor SK Awasthi was threatened
The case dates back to the year 2003, when Lucknow’s District Jail Jailor SK Awasthi had filed a case at the Alambagh police station. It was alleged that he was threatened when he ordered a search of people who had come to meet Ansari in jail. Awasthi also alleged that Ansari had pointed a pistol at him while abusing him. Ansari was acquitted by a trial court in the case, but the government filed an appeal in the high court. Ansari is currently lodged in Banda Jail.
Many lawsuits are going on now
According to media reports, several cases are registered against Mukhtar Ansari. Ansari is facing trial in about 10 cases in Prayagraj MP/MLA court. Some of these cases are in the final stages. According to the information, there is also a case of double murder in these cases. A contractor was killed in broad daylight with an AK-47 in Mau district. Bahubali Mukhtar Ansari has been accused of this murder.