New Delhi: The Supreme Court docket will hear on Friday the plea of the spouse of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari searching for instructions to the Uttar Pradesh authorities to make sure that her husband’s life is protected within the state moreover being accorded honest trial in instances in opposition to him.
A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy, as per the Supreme Court docket’s web site, would hear on April 9 the plea of Afshan Ansari who has additionally expressed apprehension about doable makes an attempt to remove her partner in Uttar Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh police on Tuesday obtained Ansari’s custody from its Punjab counterpart as per the path of the highest court docket. He’s accused of heinous crimes in a number of instances lodged in opposition to him in Uttar Pradesh.
The plea in Supreme Court docket has alleged that there’s a real, persistent and grave menace to Mukhtar Ansari’s life in Uttar Pradesh and there are very excessive probabilities that he will probably be eradicated if ample safety or safeguards in direction of his life should not directed by the Supreme Court docket.
The plea stated a number of makes an attempt have been made on his life previously by rival political enemies belonging to the ruling authorities within the state.
It sought path that transit of her husband from one jail to a different as additionally to the court docket be video-graphed always and be carried out in presence of officers of central police pressure comparable to CRPF.
The highest court docket had on March 26 directed Punjab authorities handy over the custody of Ansari, who was lodged in Punjab’s Rupnagar jail there since January 2019 in reference to an alleged extortion case, to the Uttar Pradesh police.
The contemporary plea has sought instructions to the Uttar Pradesh authorities to supply ample safeguards and safety to her husband whereas he’s shifted to district jail Banda in Uttar Pradesh from Punjab.
She has additionally sought instructions to the authorities to supply safety to Ansari, an MLA from Mau constituency, whereas he’s lodged in Banda jail or another jail as could also be determined by the particular decide (MP/MLA court docket) in Allahabad and in addition whereas he’s produced earlier than the courts in Uttar Pradesh.
The plea has sought instructions to the authorities to make sure that lifetime of Ansari is protected and his rights underneath Article 21 of the Structure are safeguarded whereas attending trial in all instances in opposition to him in Uttar Pradesh.
The menace to the lifetime of the petitioner’s husband (Ansari) just isn’t merely a terror, however has additionally been substantiated previously by a number of makes an attempt made on his life by rival political enemies belonging to the ruling authorities in Uttar Pradesh, it claimed.
There’s a hanging menace to the lifetime of the petitioner’s husband and there are very excessive probabilities that he will probably be eradicated if ample safety or safeguards in direction of his life should not directed by this court docket, it stated.
The plea has additionally referred to the encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey in Uttar Pradesh final yr.
Comparable studies are being given within the press in relation to the petitioner’s husband herein, thus the petitioner prays that her husband’s life could also be protected whereas he’s directed to attend trial within the state of Uttar Pradesh in order that he doesn’t meet an analogous destiny, it stated.
The plea has sought path that whereas Ansari is shifted to district jail Banda from Punjab or transferred from Banda jail to different jail, it needs to be achieved underneath the supervision and presence of a delegated judicial Justice of the Peace.
The highest court docket had on March 26 directed the Punjab authorities handy over Ansari’s custody to Uttar Pradesh Police, saying the custody was being denied on trivial grounds underneath guise of medical points.
The highest court docket had stated a convict or an undertrial prisoner, who disobeys the legislation of the land, can not oppose his switch from one jail to a different and the courts are to not be a helpless bystander when the rule of legislation is being challenged with impunity.
The Supreme Court docket had stated it was open for the particular court docket, constituted for MPs/MLAs at Allahabad, to proceed him both within the District Jail at Banda or shift to another jail within the state, if any want arises.
It had delivered the decision on the plea of Uttar Pradesh authorities searching for a path to the Punjab authorities and Rupnagar jail authority to instantly hand over the custody of Ansari, to the district jail Banda.
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