Jailed mafia don Mukhtar Ansari again admitted to Banda medical college | India News

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LUCKNOW: Presently lodged at Banda jail, mafia don Mukhtar Ansari was again admitted to Banda Medical College on Thursday evening after he was found lying unconscious in his barrack. The jail officials immediately spotted him and took him to the district hospital.
Director General, Prisons, SN Sabat, confirmed that Mukhtar Ansari was shifted to the district hospital and undergoing treatment in the critical care unit.“We are yet to get an official confirmation on his condition from the doctors,” said DG Prisons.
Sources in Banda jail said that Mukhtar Ansari suffered a heart attack and was taken to the hospital.
The entire district hospital was turned into a fortress and the journalists were stopped at the gate.
Ansari’s lawyer, Naseem Haider, claimed that the former MLA in the Uttar Pradesh assembly is experiencing difficulty speaking.
“Some reports are pending. He is stable, but he is having difficulty speaking,” Naseem Haider said.
On Tuesday morning Mukhtar was found unconscious and was referred to the district hospital. He had complained of pain in abdomen and constipation. He was discharged after treatment in 15 hours.
Last week after Mukhtar’s lawyer Randheer Singh Suman had moved an application before a court in Barabanki seeking proper medical examination alleging that ‘slow poisoning’ was being administered to him by Banda prison staff where he was presently lodged. Ansari has faced convictions in eight cases within a mere 18-month span.
Two cases were of life term. He was shifted to Banda jail in April 2021 on the directions of the Supreme Court from Ropar jail in Punjab.
His brother and Ghazipur MP Afzal Ansari, on Tuesday had reached the hospital and alleged that his brother was given poison in jail.
Mukhtar Ansari, 62, is a five-time former MLA from Mau Sadar seat and has been behind bars in UP and Punjab since 2005. He 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.
Enforcement Directorate attached lands, a building and bank deposits worth more than Rs 73.43 lakh as part of the money laundering investigation against Mukhtar Ansari.

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