After Travelling 900 km in 16 hrs, Mukhat Ansari shifted to Banda jail from Ropar jail

Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 April 2021 (15:42 IST)
Luckhnow: After travelling for 900 kms in 16 hrs, the much touted Don was shifted to from Ropar. During the journey which was being chased by vigilant main stream media paths were changed thrice.

Mafia don and Uttar Pradesh BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari was shifted to Banda jail from Punjab early Wednesday morning amid tight security cover.
At last, the 55th attempt of the UP government was successful in bringing back the don lodged in the since January 21,2019. The matter had snowballed into a fierce political and legal battle between the BJP government of UP and Congress government of Punjab.
 
UP got a favourable order from the to bring back the don against whom there are at least 52 criminal cases of murder, kidnapping and extortion in the state.The MLA from was brought to UP after two years in Punjab jail in an ambulance amid tight security during his 900-km journey from Rupnagar to Banda in eastern Uttar Pradesh.Acting on a Supreme Court order, the Uttar Pradesh Police took custody of the 57-year-old BSP legislator at Rupnagar jail on Tuesday to bring him back to Banda prison.
 
The five-time MLA reached Banda jail, where he was lodged in barrack number 15. “Security personnel have been posted inside as well as outside the jail premises,” Banda jailor Pramod Tiwari said to the media persons on Wednesday morning.
 
According to reports, the convoy entered Banda jail at 0430 hrs.Mukhtar Ansari was in news recently when police officers in UP lodged an FIR, saying fake documents were used to register the ambulance that was used to ferry him from a Punjab jail to a court in the state.
 
Giving information, ASP Mahendra Pratap Singh Chauhan said that Mukhtar Ansari's health is fine. At about 0530 hrs, the inspector of Banda jail confirmed to send Mukhtar Ansari to the barrack.
 
About 1400 on Tuesday afternoon, the UP Police team came out of Ropar jail with Mukhtar. Ansari was sitting in an ambulance and around ten police vehicles, including Vajra, were carrying 150 policemen. The team traveled around 900 km to bring the mafia by road.
 
Ansari also under went a corona test before being lodged in the jail barrack.Around 1800 hrs on Tuesday, the police convoy entered the Uttar Pradesh border with Ansari from Sonepat in Haryana to Baghpat in UP via Eastern Peripheral Expressway. During this time, a lot of police force was already deployed on the border of UP. During this time, the window of Mukhtar's ambulance was covered with curtains.
 
The convoy of Banda Police carrying Ansari stopped at Jewar on Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida for about 20 minutes after filling fuel in vehicles and crossed the Jewel toll towards Mathura. At around 2000 hrs, the police convoy passed Tappal of Aligarh. After that, the police team came out of the Khandauli toll of Yamuna Expressway at around 2100 hrs.
 
The police convoy passed through the Khandauli toll plaza of Yamuna Expressway in Agra at 2245 hrs. From here, the police team came out from Nasirpur toll plaza on Agra-Lucknow Express at Firozabad at around 2300 hrs.
 
Bahubali Mukhtar Ansari's convoy landed at Etawah cut from Agra-Lucknow Expressway and passed through Kathfari toll plaza. Policemen, including Etawah SP Prashant Kumar Sing, CO Rajiv Pratap, escorted the convoy from Kathfari toll plaza in front of the convoy.

The convoy crossed the Etawah city bypass at about quarter to twelve. It is being told that the convoy was to stay in Etawah to eat, but the stay was postponed following instructions from Lucknow. Not only this, the route was also changed. The convoy left the Kanpur route after getting off the Agra Expressway. After this, the convoy reached Sikandra in Kanpur countryside at 0105 hrs passing through Auraiya at 0022 hrs.
 
Thereafter, there was a traffic jam due to cattle in between Sikandra-Rajpur. However, due to the strong arrangements, the convoy reached Satti police station area of ??Rajpur at 0122 hrs. The ambulance was then spotted at Bhognipur at 0147 hrs from where the convoy turned towards Ghatampur after three minutes and reached Ghatampur at 0235 hrs. Thereafter, the UP Police convoy entered the Hamirpur border at three o'clock through Hamiramau, Anupur and Yamuna bridges.
 
This convoy entered the Jaspura border of Banda at 0336 hrs via Police Station Sumerpur. After this, as early as 0430 hrs, the police convoy entered Muktar inside the Banda jail from the main gate. However, only one vehicle with an ambulance entered, after which the gate was closed.
 
Before Mukhtar Ansari was brought to UP, his family also threatened the mafia's life. Mukhtar had also adopted several legal ways, one after the other, to stay in the Punjab jail. Mukhtar Ansari's elder brother and MP Afzal Ansari has raised serious questions on the Yogi government, terming his life as a threat. Afzal Ansari said that the way government ministers and state BJP presidents are making rhetoric, doubts are being created somewhere. Meanwhile, there are reports that Mukhtar's wife has also filed a petition in the Supreme Court regarding security during shifting.
 
Mukhtar has 52 cases registered in Uttar Pradesh so far, while l96 members of his gang have been arrested and action has been taken to seize and demolish assets worth over Rs 192 crore. There are 15 cases under consideration against the History Sheeter criminal Mukhtar Ansari of Mohammadabad Police Station, Ghazipur, in which prosecution will now be expedited.(UNI)