Lucknow: MLA Mukhtar Ansari, lodged in Banda jail in Uttar Pradesh, has appealed to the Allahabad High Court for release, calling his arrest illegal. In this regard, a petition has been filed in the court on behalf of Mukhtar Ansari. On the petition, the High Court has sought a response from the state government. The next hearing in this matter will be held on January 11. There are 52 cases registered against Mukhtar Ansari in UP. Of these, 15 cases are in the trial stage.
A habeas corpus petition has been filed in the Allahabad High Court on behalf of Mukhtar Ansari. This petition of Mukhtar was heard in the bench of Justice Sunita Agrawal and Justice Sudharani Thakur. It has been said in the petition that he has been kept in judicial custody illegally. It has been told that a case was registered against him under the Gangster Act in 2007 at Muhammadabad police station in Ghazipur. In this case, Mukhtar Ansari has been sentenced to 10 years and there is a provision of maximum punishment of 10 years in this Act. Therefore, now Mukhtar has appealed to be released.
On the other hand, the Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh has launched a bulldozer on the illegal land of Mukhtar Ansari gang operatives two days ago. The value of that land is said to be around Rs 50 crore. According to reports, the colony was being cut off illegally by Ansari's henchman Ganesh Mishra at Siktia in the Sarai Lakhansi police station area without illegally passing the map. The administration drove a bulldozer and demolished the housing colony, which was built on more than 11 acres of land.