Mukhtar Ansari dies, son claims Ansari was poisoned, to seek legal aid, prohibitory orders in UP


Mukhtar Ansari, the jailed gangster-turned-politician, died of a cardiac arrest in Uttar Pradesh’s Banda latest on Thursday, following which, the Uttar Pradesh Police issued prohibitory orders across the state. Ansari (63), a five-time MLA from Mau Sadar, had been behind bars in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab since 2005. He had over 60 criminal cases pending against him.

He was sentenced in eight cases since September 2022 by different courts in Uttar Pradesh and was lodged in the Banda jail. His name was on the list of 66 gangsters issued by Uttar Pradesh Police last year.


  • Mukhtar Ansari was brought to the Rani Durgavati Medical College in Banda from the district jail in “an unconscious state” at nearly 8.25 pm on Thursday, a medical bulletin stated. He complained of vomiting and was attended to by a team of nine doctors. He died at the hospital following cardiac arrest. Earlier, Ansari was hospitalised for around 14 hours on Tuesday after he complained of abdominal pain.

    Officials at the police headquarters in Lucknow said Ansari’s post-mortem will be done in Banda, and it will be videographed. The viscera will be preserved if needed, they said.

Published By:

Vani Mehrotra

Published On:

Mar 29, 2024


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