Chandigarh/Lucknow/Jhansi: The Ropar jail authorities on Tuesday afternoon handed over the custody of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari to a contingent of UP Police that reached there within the morning. The convoy carrying BSP’s Mau MLA is more likely to attain Banda jail by Wednesday morning.
The UP crew, together with two ASP rank officers, left Ropar jail round 2.15pm after a medical examination of Ansari, who’s going through varied felony instances in UP courts. On March 26, the Supreme Court had ordered Punjab handy over Ansari’s custody to the UP police inside two weeks. Ansari was dropped at Ropar jail on manufacturing warrant in 2019 in a case of extortion and has been right here ever since.
Senior police officers in UP stated Ansari has been accommodated with his wheelchair within the ambulance which is being escorted by six police autos and a Vajra Vahan. In Banda, safety preparations are nicely in place across the jail compound whereas police have been placed on excessive alert in three adjoining districts: Hamirpur, Chitrakoot, and Mahoba. A police outpost and no-vehicle zone has been created exterior the Banda jail. Fifteen jail warders alongside with 20 different jail personnel have been deployed on the Banda jail.
A particular medical crew has additionally been constituted by the Banda district hospital to take care of Mukhtar.
UP jail minister Jai Kumar Singh Jakki instructed reporters in Lucknow that further CCTVs have been put in in Banda jail which will likely be monitored by jail headquarters from Lucknow. “Mukhtar will likely be lodged in the identical barrack wherein he was lodged final time earlier than being shifted to Ropar jail,” he stated.
Another crew of Barabanki police additionally left Ropar on Monday night time, after taking custody of the controversial ambulance bearing registration quantity UP AT 7171 from the Ropar court docket. Police had recovered the ambulance from Manali street in Ropar district on Sunday. The Barabanki police had registered an FIR within the case after the ambulance got here into limelight the day it was used to ferry Ansari from Ropar jail to the Mohali court docket.