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Ex BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari convicted for threatening jailer, sentenced to 2 years in prison 

New Delhi: Mukhtar Ansari, a gangster-turned-politician, was found guilty on Wednesday by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court of making a threat against a jailer and pointing a gun at him. Ansari was given a two-year prison term.

The order was issued by Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh’s single-judge panel after it heard the Uttar Pradesh government’s appeal.

The case began in 2003 when Mukhtar Ansari was the target of a FIR filed by jailer SK Awasthi at the Alambagh police station. When Awasthi investigated the visitors who came to meet him in the jail, he said that Ansari threatened him. Ansari allegedly brandished a gun towards Awasthi, according to Awasthi.

Ansari was transferred from a jail in Punjab to Banda on April 7 as a result of a Supreme Court judgement.

Several dozen cases will result in trials for Ansari. At connection with an extortion case, he has been detained in Rupnagar prison since January 2019. He is also accused in 52 other cases, 15 of which are currently in the trial phase, both in UP and elsewhere.

Mukhtar Ansari was released in the case by a trial court. The UP government had appealed in the high court against the trial court order.

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