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Gangstar MLA Mukhtar Ansari produced in Mohali Court, to be shifted to UP

Chandigarh, March 31

BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari was produced in a Mohali court on Wednesday afternoon in a case related to extortion and criminal intimidation amidst heavy police presence.

The gangster-turned-politician was brought from Ropar jail and waited for some time in an ambulance bearing a UP registration with police escorting the vehicle. He was taken to the court on the third floor in a wheelchair.

The Supreme Court on March 26 ordered the shifting of Ansari from Ropar jail to a jail in Uttar Pradesh where he was wanted in several criminal cases.

Allowing the state of Uttar Pradesh government’s petition seeking transfer of the alleged gangster, a Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan had directed that Ansari’s custody should be handed over to UP authorities in two weeks.

Ansari’s plea to transfer the cases pending against him in Uttar Pradesh to Delhi was dismissed.

The top court had said he shall be lodged in Banda Jail where the Jail Superintendent will extend him medical facilities.