NEW DELHI: Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s wife on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking security and protection for her husband as a team of the Uttar Pradesh Police arrived in Punjab’s Ropar prison to take his custody. Ansari is being shifted to Uttar Pradesh’s Banda jail at the behest of the Supreme Court. Ansari is a BSP MLA from Mau seat.
Ansari’s wife said that she fears for his life in Uttar Pradesh. She has urged the top court to pass necessary directions for her husband’s security during the transportation and also when he is produced before the courts for hearing. She said that necessary directions should be given to the state Home department and police to free and fair trial and “is not killed/encountered in the process”.
Earlier on Monday, a team of UP Police comprising 150 personnel reached Ropar to bring back Ansari. He is facing trial in multiple cases in Uttar Pradesh. The UP police team is likely to return to Banda on Tuesday night.