Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022


The Lucknow Bench of Allahabad extreme court docket on Wednesday sentenced gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari to seven years in jail for pointing a pistol at a jailer and threatening him. The Bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh found Mr. Ansari, fifty nine, responsible of offences under Sections 353 (assault or authorized stress to discourage public servant from discharge of obligation), 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of the peace), and 506 (authorized intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

As per the complainant, S.okay. Awasthi, who was serving as a jailer inside the Lucknow district jail on April 23, 2003, Mr. Ansari had threatened to kill and abused him when the jailer ordered frisking of some individuals who had come to fulfill Mr. Ansari inside the jail.

The 5-time period former Member of Legislative meeting (MLA) was sentenced to 2 years of rigorous imprisonment and was fined ₹10,000 for offences under part 353, and two years and a high quality of ₹2,000 for offences under part 504 of IPC. The extreme court docket additionally sentenced Mr. Ansari to seven years in jail and imposed a high quality of ₹25,000 for offences under part 506 of the IPC.

The court docket order accessed by The Hindu reads, “The accused-respondent is convicted for offences under Sections 353, 504, 506 IPC. he is sentenced for an offence under part 353 IPC to endure imprisonment for two years with a high quality of ₹10,000. For the offence under part 504 IPC, he is sentenced to endure rigorous imprisonment for two years with a high quality of ₹2,000. For the offence under part 506 IPC, the accused is sentenced to endure rigorous imprisonment for 7 years with high quality of ₹25,000. all of the sentences would run concurrently.”

A trial court docket had acquitted Mr. Ansari inside the case nonetheless the federal authorities filed an attraction inside the extreme court docket. Mr. Ansari, a infamous title in jap U.P., faces better than three dozen circumstances of heinous crimes inside the State.



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