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Uttar Pradesh on high alert following death of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari

Written by  Annesha Barua -- March 29th 2024 11:32 AM
Uttar Pradesh on high alert following death of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari

Uttar Pradesh on high alert following death of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari

PTC News Desk: Following the demise of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari due to a cardiac arrest, Uttar Pradesh is under high alert. Ansari's family alleges poisoning, sparking concerns and demands for a thorough investigation.

Here are key points:

1. Prohibitory orders are in place across Uttar Pradesh, with increased security in Banda, Mau, Ghazipur, and Varanasi districts.


2. Ansari was rushed to Banda hospital from district jail after falling unconscious; he was later declared dead.

3. His family questions the cause of death, alleging poisoning due to a bloated stomach and past health conditions.

4. A panel of doctors will conduct the postmortem; heavy police presence is observed outside the hospital.

5. Ansari, with significant influence in Mau, Ghazipur, and Varanasi, has a large crowd gathered outside his residence in Ghazipur.

6. Section 144 of CrPC is imposed across UP as a precautionary measure, and CRPF units are deployed in affected districts.

7. Uttar Pradesh Police's social media cell is on high alert to monitor and curb any potential unrest.

8. Ansari, a former five-time MLA from Mau Sadar, had numerous criminal cases against him and was serving sentences in Banda jail.

The situation remains tense as authorities ensure peace and investigate the circumstances surrounding Ansari's death.

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(Inputs from agencies)

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