The wife of UP MLA Mukhtar Ansari has approached the Apex Court seeking directions to the UP Police and the jail authorities to ensure that Mukhtar Ansari gets a fair and free trial in criminal charges against him and ensure that the authorities don’t kill him in a fake encounter.
She urged the Supreme Court to grant protection and security to her husband when he is shifted to Banda jail. In her plea, she has stated that there is a threat to Ansari’s life.
The plea highlights various threats that have been given against Ansari and various attempts on his life.
It is further alleged that Brajesh Singh, a Mafia don in UP, is conspiring to kill Ansari, and the US government supports him.
She also referred to various press coverages that cover how Ansari might be eliminated.
On 26th March, the Supreme Court allowed UP’s transfer petition that sought Ansari’s transfer from Ropar jail in Punjab to UP’s Banda jail.
Initially, Ansari was lodged in a jail in UP. The Punjab Police got a production warrant against him on a complaint of extortion and criminal intimidation and got him transferred to Punjab.
Ansari was lodged in the Ropar jail, Punjab, when UP moved the Apex Court to get him transferred back to UP.
A Division Bench of the Supreme Court allowed the plea and directed that Ansari be transferred to Banda Jail, UP.