A team of Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday left for Banda jail from Punjab’s Rupnagar with gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari. Ansari is being brought to Banda from Punjab at the behest of the Supreme Court. As many as 100 UP Police personnel reached Punjab yesterday to bring back Ansari. Ansari, an MLA from Mau, is facing trial in several cases in Uttar Pradesh.
The Supreme Court had on March 26 ordered to shift Ansari from Punjab to Uttar Pradesh. The apex court noted that Ansari was allegedly involved in various cases of attempt to murder, murder, cheating and conspiracy apart from offences under the Gangsters Act, lodged in Uttar Pradesh and 10 of these cases are at different stages of trial.
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