BALLIA: Mukhtar Ansari’s brother alleged on Wednesday that inhuman therapy was given to the gangster-turned-politician whereas being transferred to Banda jail from Punjab, saying it could have been higher had he been simply shot lifeless at a street crossing.
The Uttar Pradesh authorities, nevertheless, mentioned a group of docs of the Banda Medical School examined Mukhtar Ansari on the jail and located no “quick” well being points.
“Inhuman therapy was meted to Mukhtar whereas being shifted from Punjab to Banda jail. Within the over 15-hour journey, he was not given water and meals and was additionally denied medical support,” Afzal Ansari, the BSP MP from Ghazipur, informed PTI.
“Attributable to this, he turned unwell and reached Banda jail in a semi-unconscious state,” he added.
Afzal Ansari, nevertheless, didn’t elaborate how he bought to know concerning the alleged therapy meted out to his brother throughout his switch from Punjab’s Rupnagar jail.
“The Yogi Adityanath authorities has left Britishers behind with such acts. Opposite to the jail guide, Mukhtar has been stored in an isolation barrack. Those that have to guard legal guidelines are creating terror. It might have been higher that he was made to face at some street crossing and shot lifeless,” he mentioned.
Mukhtar Ansari faces trial in a number of circumstances together with homicide and try and homicide in UP.
The Uttar Pradesh authorities mentioned in an announcement, “Undertrial Ansari was introduced from Punjab’s Ropar jail at about 4.50 am to Banda jail gate by a particular group and he lastly bought entry at 5 am”.
“All his belongings have been checked and no objectionable objects have been discovered. A group of Banda Medical school docs did his check-up and located no quick well being points,” it mentioned.
“Mukhtar Ansari could be examined for COVID-19 later within the day contained in the jail. Based on the Supreme Court docket orders, with the assistance of district administration and Chief Medical officer, Banda, his well being preparations are being ensured,” the assertion added.
ADG, Jail, Anand Kumar has given strict directions for round the clock safety of Mukhtar Ansari, who can also be Bahujan Samaj Celebration (BSP) MLA from Mau.
Elaborate preparations have been made contained in the jail, the place he will probably be stored in barrack quantity 16, which will probably be underneath 24-hour digicam surveillance, the assertion mentioned.
Based on it, all the Banda jail is roofed with CCTV cameras and is being monitored by senior officers from jail headquarter command centre in Lucknow.
For outer safety of the jail, extra pressure of PAC has been deployed and Banda metropolis Justice of the Peace has been made incharge jail superintendent for administrative and safety preparations, it mentioned.
Two new deputy jailors have been deputed and extra head jail warder and jail warder have been made obtainable to the jail, the federal government assertion mentioned.
Afzal Ansari additionally claimed that the blood-sugar degree and blood stress of Mukhtar Ansari, who has diabetes, have elevated and alleged that the jail administration is just not accepting the request to offer him a health care provider.
“As a substitute of treating him, he was being administered injection to place him to sleep,” Afzal Ansari alleged. He additional claimed that his brother was stored within the ambulance for over one-and-half hours even after reaching the Banda jail.
“At round 9 am, some individuals identified to Mukhtar reached the jail to fulfill him however have been returned from the jail premises. Mukhtar is an undertrial and regardless of this he’s getting therapy like a convict,” he mentioned, including “such a therapy was by no means given to any undertrial within the historical past of the nation”.
Minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs Anand Swarup Shukla mentioned Mukhtar Ansari will probably be supplied safety contained in the jail and nothing like what occurred to Munna Bajrangi will happen, he mentioned, referring to homicide of a gangster in a UP jail three years in the past.
Prem Prakash Singh (51) alias Munna Bajrangi was shifted to Baghpat jail on Jul 8 2018 and was allegedly killed there by one other gangster Sunil Rathi.
“He’ll get punishment by the court docket. We are going to give safety to witnesses additionally. The federal government will guarantee trial in all of the circumstances in opposition to him. If he deserves capital punishment as per expenses, police will be certain that throughout trial,” Shukla mentioned.
The minister claimed that Mukhtar Ansari will probably be convicted and so won’t be able to contest elections once more.
After spending over two years in a Punjab jail, Mukhtar Ansari was introduced again to Banda jail within the early hours of Wednesday.
He was ferried in an ambulance guarded by a powerful posse of gun-toting safety personnel all through his 900-km journey from Rupnagar to the Uttar Pradesh city within the Bundelkhand area.
Mukhtar Ansari was lodged in Rupnagar jail in January 2019 in reference to an extortion case.
Appearing on a Supreme Court docket order, the Uttar Pradesh Police took his custody at Rupnagar jail on Tuesday to carry him again to the Banda jail.
He’s going through 52 circumstances in Uttar Pradesh and elsewhere, and 15 of them are within the trial stage.