After spending over two years in a Punjab jail, gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari used to be introduced again to Banda prison early on Wednesday morning.
He used to be ferried in an ambulance guarded through a powerful posse of gun-toting safety body of workers all over his 900-km adventure from Rupnagar to this Uttar Pradesh the city within the Bundelkhand area.
Acting on a Supreme Court order, the Uttar Pradesh Police took custody of the 57-year-old BSP MLA at Rupnagar prison on Tuesday to carry him again to Banda jail. It took round two hours to finish the formalities sooner than he used to be passed over to the UP Police after a clinical take a look at up.
Once the convoy entered the state on Tuesday night, the fleet of safety cars of the Uttar Pradesh Police, which integrated an ambulance supplied with all life-saving apparatus to satisfy any exigency en path to Banda, a adventure that takes round 14 hours from Ropar, and an anti-riot police automobile ‘Vajra’ whizzed previous the newly-laid expressways.
Before the convoy entered Banda prison at 4.30 am, it bogged down close to Kanpur Dehat as some stray animals blocked the street alongside a patch of thick woodland. Apart from the ambulance, 3 police cars additionally entered the Banda prison premises.
At 1.30 am, the police convoy wherein Mukhtar Ansari used to be transferring, used to be stopped for someday in Satti police station house.
As apprehensive journalists ran to the policemen and sought the explanations for the surprising stoppage from them, no reaction used to be given, and the policemen on the spot attempted to evade the questions posed through journalists.
Later, SO of Satti police station Kapil Dubey advised PTI, “Mukhtar used toilet in the Satti police station premises to attend nature’s call. He stayed inside the police station for almost 5 minutes.”
Before this, round 1.10 am, the convoy got here to a halt at the highway between Bhognipur and Ghatampur because of some stray animals.
Initially, the velocity of the cars used to be decreased, then the cars had been stopped, and native police got rid of the stray animals, following which the convoy resumed its adventure.
While heavy safety association had been made through the Punjab Police out of doors Rupnagar prison, the Banda jail house seemed like a cantonment zone with policemen retaining a hawk-eyed vigil throughout.
The police convoy entered Uttar Pradesh throughout the Eastern Peripheral Expressway in Baghpat round 6.00 pm, Allahabad zone?Additional Director General of Police Prem Prakash advised PTI.
The Uttar Pradesh workforce had reached Rupnagar police traces at 4.30 am on Tuesday and left for the prison round midday for the switch.
The convoy left the prison premises at 2:08 pm taking an aspect gate, dodging mediapersons ready out of doors the principle gate. As the convoy took the Ambala highway, some media cars gave a chase however quickly gave up.
The five-time MLA will cool his heels in barrack quantity 15 of the Banda district prison, the place he used to be lodged previously sooner than being?shifted to Punjab. Additional police power has been deployed on the prison on the request of jail government.
He will likely be guarded through 3 safety body of workers round the clock throughout the barrack.
“Security personnel have been posted inside as well as outside the jail premises,” Banda jailor Pramod Tiwari stated.
“In barrack number 15, where Ansari will be kept, arrangements for light, drinking water and cleanliness have been beefed up,” he?stated.
Tiwari stated get right of entry to to the barrack has now been denied to different prison inmates.
The major jail complicated gate, which typically stays open, will now be saved closed. Only the ones prison body of workers reporting for responsibility will likely be?allowed in after correct screening, he added.
High towers were submit out of doors the prison and additional police pickets have additionally been set as much as stay an eye fixed on each and every customer.
Meanwhile, essential of Government Medical College, Banda, Dr Mukesh Kumar Yadav stated a panel of 4 docs has been?constituted at the apex courtroom’s instructions to watch Ansari’s well being.
Ansari used to be lodged in Rupnagar prison in January 2019 in reference to an extortion case.
The legislator from Mau in jap Uttar Pradesh is dealing with 52 instances within the state and in different places, and 15 of them are within the trial level.
The BJP-run Uttar Pradesh govt had accused the Congress govt in Punjab of defending Ansari for a number of months through?no longer letting the state take custody.
Punjab’s house division had requested the Uttar Pradesh govt to take Ansari’s custody through April 8, following the March 26?Supreme Court order that had set a two-week closing date.
The apex courtroom had famous that Ansari used to be allegedly all in favour of instances of homicide, try to homicide, dishonest and conspiracy, aside?from offences below the Gangsters Act.
It stated his custody used to be being denied to the Uttar Pradesh Police on trivial grounds below the guise of clinical problems.
The SC additionally stated a convict or an undertrial who disobeys the regulation of the land can’t oppose his switch from one jail to every other?and the courts can’t be helpless bystanders when the rule of thumb of regulation is being challenged with impunity.
As Uttar Pradesh takes fee of the high-profile undertrial, his wife Afshan Ansari moved the Supreme Court in quest of instructions to?the state government to make sure his protection, together with from a police come across.