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Uttar Pradesh Police get Mukhtar Ansari’s custody, heads to Banda jail

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Amid tight security, gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislator from Mau wanted in heinous crimes, was handed over to Uttar Pradesh Police by its Punjab counterparts for taking him back to a jail in Banda district by road, officials said on Tuesday.

After covering some 900-km road stretch in over 16 hours, a 100-strong armed contingent of Uttar Pradesh Police, headed by a Deputy Superintendent, on Monday reached the Central Jail in Punjab’s Ropar town, some 60 km from the state capital, where Ansari was lodged for two years and two months in an extortion and criminal intimidation case.

“Mukhtar Ansari was handed over to Uttar Pradesh Police after completing all legal and medical formalities. He has been taken to the Banda jail in an ambulance under a heavy security cover,” a senior police official told IANS here.

A medical check-up of Ansari, comprising a coronavirus test, was done before handing over to the Uttar Pradesh police.

Punjab Police brought five-time legislator Ansari in 2019 from the Banda jail on a production warrant in an extortion case relating to a builder of Mohali town. Since then he had been lodged in the Ropar jail.

The Supreme Court had on March 26 asked the Punjab government to hand over Ansari to Uttar Pradesh Police within two weeks, ignoring pleas of the former.

The Punjab government had written to the Uttar Pradesh’s Additional Chief Secretary (Home) on April 3 to make suitable arrangements for handing over Ansari to the police before April 8.

Interestingly, Ansari was produced on a wheel-chair in a Mohali court near here last week in the extortion and criminal intimidation case. He was brought to the court in a bullet-proof ambulance registered in Uttar Pradesh, whose documents were later found fake.

The ambulance later was found abandoned on the Chandigarh-Nangal highway.

Justifying the use of ambulance, a Punjab Police official told the media that a jail inmate could be transported in a private ambulance on medical grounds and the cost of the vehicle has to be borne by the prisoner.

The opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had accused the state government of giving ‘political shelter’ to Ansari by keeping him in the Ropar jail as a ‘state guest’ on a frivolous charge.

As per the police, Ansari has over 50 criminal cases against him, including those related to murder and kidnapping.

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Death toll in suicide bombing in Pakistan mosque reaches 72

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With the recovery of nine more bodies on Tuesday , the death toll in the suicide bombing in a mosque in Police Lines in Peshawar mounted to 72.

The explosion occurred in the central hall of the mosque leading to roof of the place of worship crashing down when devotees were offering prayers on Monday, Geo News quoted police as saying.

The suicide bomber who blew himself up was present in the first row, police said.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has taken the responsibility for the attack.

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Explosion in (Peshawar) Pakistan!!! (LIVE UPDATE)

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Explosion occurred during Zohar prayer!! Some time ago, there was an explosion near the police lines of Peshawar, Pakistan. Many people have been injured. The injured are being shifted to the hospital.

According to information shared with Geo News, this explosion took place near the Police Lines Mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan. Whose voice has been heard far and wide. News of many people getting injured.

Emergency has been implemented.
The area where this explosion happened!! That is a high security (VVIP) area!!

More information will be updated Soon…

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Mumbai: Minor boy detained for raping 5-year-old girl in Nagpada; victim to get free education till 10th std

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A minor boy was detained for allegedly raping a 5-year-old girl in Nagpada and sent to a juvenile correction centre.

He was detained within six hours of the crime.

Free education till 10th standard for victim

The Nagpada police officials have collected Rs 1.10 lakh for the victim and have made provisions for giving her free education till the 10th standard.

A case has been registered under sections of IPC and POCSO.

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