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SC directs Punjab govt handy over custody of Mukhtar Ansari to Uttar Pradesh police


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Courtroom Friday directed the Punjab authorities handy over the custody of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, who’s lodged in Rupnagar jail there, to Uttar Pradesh Police.

A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R S Reddy mentioned that the custody of Ansari, an MLA from Mau constituency, be handed over to the state of Uttar Pradesh inside two weeks.

The highest courtroom additionally dismissed a plea by Ansari looking for switch of circumstances lodged in opposition to him in Uttar Pradesh to another place outdoors the state.

The highest courtroom delivered the decision on the plea of Uttar Pradesh authorities looking for a course to the Punjab authorities and Rupnagar jail authority to right away hand over the custody of Ansari, to the district jail Banda.

On March 4, the highest courtroom was knowledgeable by Punjab authorities that Yogi Adityanath-led authorities has received no basic proper to hunt Ansari’s switch from Rupnagar jail to a district jail in Banda in Uttar Pradesh.

Ansari is lodged in district jail Rupnagar in Punjab in reference to an alleged extortion case since January 2019.

He’s additionally accused in a number of circumstances of heinous crimes lodged in Uttar Pradesh.

The UP authorities has earlier contended that Ansari has been “dodging” the judicial system and is working his alleged unlawful actions from Rupnagar district jail in Punjab.

Whereas Uttar Pradesh had alleged within the apex courtroom that there’s “collusion” between Ansari and Punjab Police, the Amarinder Singh authorities has refuted these claims and raised questions over the maintainability of plea filed by the Yogi Adityanath authorities.

The UP authorities has referred to the jail guidelines and mentioned that although the state itself doesn’t have basic rights, it will possibly espouse the trigger and the basic rights of the victims and it could assume the place of the sufferer.

It mentioned Ansari had flouted the jail handbook guidelines and rights of the sufferer and the State at giant can’t be neglected and the accused can’t be allowed to jettison the truthful trial.

It had mentioned that the highest courtroom beneath Article 142 can order switch of Ansari from Punjab jail to a jail in Uttar Pradesh as round 14 and 15 circumstances are at last levels.

Ansari who has additionally filed petition looking for switch of his circumstances in UP to outdoors the state, had submitted that due to his political affiliation to a celebration in opposition, he’s being focused.

Punjab authorities had mentioned that Ansari has been unwell and central authorities owned PGI Chandigarh has been given him the medical certificates every now and then.

It had that UP authorities has made repeated efforts to hunt Ansari’s custody and it has been advised by the Punjab jail authorities that Ansari has been unwell and their response has been based mostly on medical information.

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