Mukhtar sentenced to 10 years, MP Afzal to 4 years in gangster case, Afzal will be given parliament membership, MP/MLA court decision
The Fact India: Mafia Mukhtar Ansari has been sentenced to 10 years and his brother and BSP MP Afzal Ansari to four years in the gangster case. Ghazipur’s MP/MLA court, while sentencing on Saturday, imposed a fine of five lakh rupees on Mukhtar and one lakh rupees on Afzal. The court has given 30 days time to appeal against this decision in the High Court. After the verdict, Afzal has been sent to Ghazipur Jail amid tight security arrangements.
Mukhtar Ansari, lodged in Banda Jail, was produced through video conferencing. BSP MP Afzal himself reached the court. Afzal Ansari has been sentenced for more than two years. In such a situation, his membership of the Parliament is certain. Government advocate Neeraj Srivastava has confirmed this. Let us tell you that this case of Gangster Act was registered by the police in 2007, two years after the murder (2005) of the then BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai. The police had registered this case against Mukhtar and Afzal on the basis of arson, ruckus and kidnapping-murder of businessman Nand Kishore Rungta after Rai’s murder.
However, both the brothers (Mukhtar-Afzal) have been acquitted in the murder of Krishnanand Rai and Nand Kishore Rungta. When the judge sentenced Mukhtar Ansari. At that time Afzal Ansari was thrown out of the court. RAF is stationed outside the court. The entry of the outsider was closed. Media personnel were also turned out of the court premises. BSP MP Afzal Ansari’s two cars were allowed to enter the Ghazipur court campus. Mukhtar lodged in Banda jail has not been brought to Ghazipur court. He attended the hearing through video conferencing from the jail itself.
After 2007 i.e. for 16 years this matter is in Ghazipur’s MP/MLA court. The decision in this matter was to come on 15 April. However, the hearing was postponed as the judge went on leave. Last year, on September 23, 2022, both the brothers were charged under the Gangster Act. After this, the evidence and arguments from the side of the plaintiff were completed. MP Afzal Ansari is out on bail in the case.