Mukhtar Ansari gets 5 years in jail for murdering jailor 23 years ago

Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari has been sentenced to five years' imprisonment in a 23-year-old murder case.

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Mukhtar Ansari in white dress
Gangster-turned-politician, Mukhtar Ansari, has been sentenced to five years in the 23 year old case.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mukhtar Ansari has been sentenced to 5 years in jail
  • Mukhtar has been convicted in 23 year old case
  • The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court pronounced the judgement

Former MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Mau Mukhtar Ansari has been sentenced to five years in jail after he was found guilty in a 23-year-old murder case. The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court sentenced Ansari for murdering a jailor.

The gangster-turned-politician, having 44 years of criminal history, was also fined Rs 50,000 by the court.

The sentence was pronounced after an FIR was lodged against Mukhar under the Gangster Act at the Hazratganj police station.

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The case dates back to 1999 when Mukhtar Ansari was booked for killing former Lucknow jailer RK Tiwari near Raj Bhawan in Hazratganj. Following the murder, a case was registered against Mukhtar in Hazratganj. Later, Muktar was acquitted by the lower court in the same case.

However, the state government filed a review petition, after which the Lucknow bench of the High Court sentenced Mukhtar to five years.

Ansari was earlier sentenced to seven years in prison for threatening to kill a jailer and pointing a pistol at him.

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