April 14, 2009 1:55:48 am
Though he might be the messiah of the poor for Chief Minister Mayawati,jailed criminal-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s history-sheet (No 16 B) at the Mohammadabad police station of Ghazipur district still indicates 34 cases of heinous crimes lodged against him.
Ansari’s affidavit filed before the Returning Officer while filing his nomination for the Varanasi seat on March 26 declared that 10 cases including three sensational killings and equal number of Gangsters Act were pending in various courts of Ghazipur,Varanasi,Chandauli and Lucknow districts.
The affidavit also mentions 21 other cases in which he has either been acquitted from the court or given clean chit by the police.
Station House Officer of Mohammadabad Sanjay Singh said: Ansari has always been under the observation as an active history-sheeter of the area.
Ansari’s bail application is still pending at the Allahabad High Court in the case of the murder of BJP legislator Krishnanand Rai.
The Delhi CBI had investigated the case and had filed three separate chargesheets before the special CBI court at Lucknow accusing Ansari as the main conspirator behind the murder.
KP Singh,CBI lawyer,said: The chargesheet filed against Ansari contains vital evidences corroborating his involvement in Krishnanand Rai murder.
Despite being lodged in Ghazipur jail,Ansari hatched a conspiracy to eliminate Rai and was in contact with his henchmen who assassinated Rai. The CBI has referred to call details of the cellphone used by Ansari in the jail, he added.
The proceedings in the Rai murder case (No-254/2006) at FTC-I Court,Ghazipur has currently been stayed by the Supreme Court,Singh said.
Ansari has been facing a yet another charge of shooting a police constable dead and injuring the other in Chandauli district on December 30,1991. The case (crime no-294/91) is still pending before the CJM Court,Chandauli.
Another victim of Ansari is Ajay Rai,Samajwadi Party candidate from Varanasi seat. Ajay’s elder brother Awadhesh Rai was shot dead in Chetganj area on August 3,1991.
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