The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad Excessive Court docket on Friday sentenced former MLA Mukhtar Ansari to five-year imprisonment in a 23-year-old case associated to the Gangsters Act. Justice D Okay Singh handed the order overturning the acquittal by a particular MP-MLA courtroom in 2020. The courtroom additionally imposed a superb of Rs 50,000 on Ansari.
The prosecution had offered a gang chart within the courtroom as proof in opposition to the previous MLA. “The particular MP-MLA courtroom grossly erred in acquitting Mukhtar. The gang chart was proved within the courtroom as documentary proof. Mukhtar is a gangster and he allegedly dedicated a number of offences, due to this fact, he’s discovered responsible for offences below Part 2/3 of the Gangster Act,” the courtroom mentioned. State counsel Rao Narendra Singh mentioned the case was lodged with Lucknow’s Hazratganj police in 1999 and a particular courtroom had acquitted Ansari in 2020. The state had filed an enchantment in opposition to the acquittal in 2021.
Inserting arguments on behalf of the state authorities, Extra Authorities Advocates UC Verma and Rao Narendra Singh mentioned the Hazratganj SHO had lodged an FIR in 1999, alleging that Mukhtar and his associates dedicated heinous offences, together with homicide, extortion, kidnapping and abduction. The FIR mentioned his confederate Suresh Kumar alongside together with his three-four individuals was heard saying that gang member Abhay Singh had acquired a jail superintendent killed within the busy Hazratganj space of Lucknow. It was additional mentioned that the gang members had been dreaded criminals, who commit crime in an organised method for accumulation of wealth. They struck terror in hearts and minds of individuals and nobody dared to lodge an FIR even in opposition to members of the gang, the grievance mentioned.
Basic public felt insecure and lived in concern in Lucknow and adjoining areas, added the FIR. Accepting arguments of the prosecution legal professionals, Justice Singh mentioned, “If the prosecution proves that the individual belongs to a gang and indulges himself in committing offence with object of disturbing public order or of gaining any undue temporal and pecuniary materials or different benefit for himself or another individual, he could also be punished below the Gangsters Act.”
On Wednesday, Mukhtar Ansari was awarded seven-year jail in one other case for threatening a jailer and pointing a pistol at him. In 2003, the then Lucknow district jail jailer SK Awasthi had lodged an FIR with the Alambagh police alleging that he was threatened for ordering a search of people that got here to satisfy Ansari. A trial courtroom had acquitted Ansari on this case additionally. Mukhtar Ansari is presently lodged within the Banda jail.