Mukhtar Ansari brought to hospital after his health deteriorates in jail | Latest News India

Mukhtar Ansari brought to hospital after his health deteriorates in jail | Latest News India

Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari was brought to Banda Medical College Hospital on Thursday evening after his health deteriorated. His lawyer Naseem Haider confirmed the development and said he reached the hospital after receiving the information. Recently, he was hospitalised as he complained of abdominal pain in jail. His brother Afzal Ansari said Mukhtar Ansari was poisoned in jail by a substance mixed in food.

Mukhtar Ansari was hospitalised on Thursday evening after his health condition deteriorated in jail.(HT_PRINT)

“Mukhtar said that he was given poisonous a substance in food in jail. This happened for the second time. Around 40 days ago also he was given poison. And recently on March 19 of March 22, he was again given this (poison) due to which his condition is bad,” Afzal, an MP from Ghazipur, said when his brother was recently hospitalised.

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The UP prison department then issued a statement that after Mukhtar Ansari fell in the toilet at night, he was immediately provided with treatment by the jail doctor.

Mukhtar Ansari has been behind bars in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh since 2005. The 60-year-old don-turned-politician has over 60 criminal cases pending against him. He has been sentenced in eight cases since September 2022 by different courts of UP and was lodged in the Banda jail.

His name was on the list of 66 gangsters issued by Uttar Pradesh Police last year. His family members had earlier expressed apprehension that Mukhtar Ansari could be killed in a fake encounter.

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