Mukhtar Ansari denied meals, water during Punjab-UP switch, alleges brother; govt says no health issues

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Mukhtar Ansari denied food, water during Punjab-UP transfer, alleges brother; govt says no health issues
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Ballia (UP), April 7

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Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s brother alleged on Wednesday that inhuman therapy was given to him whereas being transferred to Banda jail from Punjab, saying it might have been higher had he been shot lifeless at a street crossing.

The Uttar Pradesh authorities, nonetheless, stated a crew of docs of the Banda Medical College examined Mukhtar Ansari on the jail and no “immediate” health issues have been discovered by it.

“Inhuman treatment was meted to Mukhtar while being shifted from Punjab to Banda jail. In over 15 hours journey, he was not given water and food on the way and was also denied medical aid. Due to this, he became unwell and reached Banda jail in a semi-unconscious state,” Afzal Ansari, the BSP MP from Ghazipur, informed PTI.

Afzal Ansari, nonetheless, didn’t elaborate on how did he get to know concerning the therapy meted out to his brother during his switch to the Banda jail.

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“The Yogi Adityanath government has left behind Britishers by such acts. Contrary to the jail manual, Mukhtar has been kept in isolation barrack. Those who have to protect laws are creating terror. It would have be better that he (Mukhtar) was made to stand at some road crossing and shot dead.” he stated.

The Uttar Pradesh authorities in an assertion issued right here stated, “Undertrial Ansari was brought from Punjab’s Ropar jail at about 4.50 am to Banda prison gate by a special team and he finally got entry at 5 am. All his belongings were checked and no objectionable items were found. A team of Banda Medical college doctors did his check-up and found no immediate health issues.” “Mukhtar Ansari would be tested for COVID-19 later in the day inside the jail. According to the Supreme Court orders, with the help of district administration and Chief Medical officer, Banda, his health arrangements are  being ensured,” the assertion stated.

ADG, Prison Anand Kumar has given strict directions for round the clock safety of Mukhtar Ansari, who can be Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA from Mau.

Elaborate preparations have been made contained in the jail, the place he might be saved in barrack quantity 16, which might be underneath 24-hour digicam surveillance, the assertion stated, including all the Banda jail is roofed with CCTV cameras and is being monitored by senior officers from jail headquarter command centre in Lucknow.

For outer safety of the jail, extra pressure of PAC has been deployed and Banda metropolis Justice of the Peace has been made incharge jail superintendent for administrative and safety preparations, it stated.

Two new deputy jailors have been deputed and extra head jail warder and jail warder have been made accessible to the jail, the federal government assertion stated.

Afzal Ansari additionally claimed that the blood-sugar degree and blood stress of Mukhtar Ansari, who has diabetes, have elevated and alleged that the jail administration shouldn’t be accepting the request to supply him a physician.

“Instead of treating him, he was being administered injection to put him to sleep,” Afzal Ansari alleged. He additional claimed that his brother was saved within the ambulance for over one-and-half-hours even after reaching the Banda jail.

“At around 9 am, some persons known to Mukhtar reached the jail to meet him but were returned from the prison premises. Mukhtar is an undertrial and despite this he is getting treatment like a convict,” he stated, including “such a treatment was never given to any undertrial in the history of the country”.

After spending over two years in a Punjab jail, Mukhtar Ansari was introduced again to Banda jail within the early hours of Wednesday.

He was ferried in an ambulance guarded by a powerful posse of gun-toting safety personnel all through his 900-km journey from Rupnagar to the Uttar Pradesh city within the Bundelkhand area.

Mukhtar Ansari was lodged in Rupnagar jail in January 2019 in reference to an extortion case. He is going through 52 instances in Uttar Pradesh and elsewhere, and 15 of them are within the trial stage. — PTI 

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