July 04, 2019 2:38 am
Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj, who dealt on various aspects, including whether there was an enmity between the Ansaris and Rai, held that when a contestant loses Assembly elections, “it will not result in enmity of such nature and enormity that he will think of murdering his opponent who defeated him”.
July 03, 2019 3:47 pm
BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai was murdered along with six others in Ghazipur in November 2005. The CBI later charged gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari with planning the murder.
January 10, 2018 3:30 am
Mukhtar, an MLA from Sadar seat in Mau, was shifted to the Banda jail from Lucknow in March last year. He is the main accused in the murder case of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai and has been in jail since 2005.
January 09, 2018 4:09 pm
Mukhtar Ansari had been in various jails in the state since 2015 under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
September 28, 2017 5:37 am
The court has convicted three other persons to life imprisonment on murder charges.
January 27, 2017 1:55 pm
Mukhtar Ansari, who merged his party Quami Ekta Dal with Samajwadi Party last October, is currently lodged in Lucknow jail.
February 05, 2016 3:02 am
The court stated the accused were acquitted due to lack of evidence in the case.
July 03, 2015 1:12 am
Ansari, who is an MLA from Mau of Qaumi Ekta Dal, a party headed by his brother, is currently lodged in Agra Central Jail.
May 12, 2014 7:39 am
The Ghosi seat includes five assembly segments — Ghosi, Mohammadabad Gohna, Mau and Madhuban (all in Mau district) and Rasda in Ballia district.
May 10, 2014 3:17 pm
Ansari's wife complained that the release of her husband was delayed though she had submitted the bond amount.