Former UP MLA Mukhtar Ansari Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Threatening Jailer

Final Up to date: September 21, 2022, 17:49 IST

Ansari is at the moment lodged in Banda jail. (File photograph/Reuters)

The case dates to 2003 when Lucknow district jail jailer SK Awasthi lodged an FIR with Alambagh police alleging that he was threatened for ordering a search of the individuals who got here to satisfy Ansari

The Lucknow bench of Allahabad Excessive Courtroom on Wednesday sentenced former MLA Mukhtar Ansari to seven years in jail for threatening a jailer and pointing a pistol at him. Justice DK Singh handed the order whereas permitting an enchantment by the Uttar Pradesh authorities.

The courtroom discovered him responsible underneath sections 353 (assault or legal drive to discourage public servant from discharge of obligation), 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of the peace), and 506 (legal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Ansari was additionally fined Rs 37,000.

The previous MLA was sentenced to 2 years of rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 10,000 for offences underneath Part 353 and two years and a positive of Rs 2,000 for offences underneath Part 504. The courtroom additionally sentenced Ansari to seven years in jail and imposed a positive of Rs 25,000 for offences underneath Part 506. The case dates to 2003 when Lucknow district jail jailer SK Awasthi lodged an FIR with Alambagh police alleging that he was threatened for ordering a search of the individuals who got here to satisfy Ansari.

Awasthi additionally alleged that Ansari had pointed a pistol at him whereas abusing him. A trial courtroom had acquitted Ansari within the case however the authorities filed an enchantment.

Ansari is at the moment lodged in Banda jail.

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