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Close of aide of BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari held in ambulance ferrying case

Ali Mohammad Jafri alias Shahid was carrying a cash reward of Rs 25,000 on his head.

Close aide of Mukhtar Ansari arrestedApart from Ansari, 12 others belonging to Mau, Ghazipur, Lucknow and Prayagraj districts have also been named in the case, police said, adding that the accused have already been sent to jail. (File)

A close aide of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari was arrested in a case regarding an ambulance used to ferry the BSP legislator from a Punjab jail to a court in Mohali, police said on Sunday.

Barabanki Superintendent of Police Yamuna Prasad said the arrested man, identified as Ali Mohammad Jafri alias Shahid, was carrying a cash reward of Rs 25,000 on his head. He was arrested from Mayur Vihar Colony of Barabanki late on Saturday night.

Seven persons, including Alka Rai, Sheshnath Rai, Rajnath and Anand Yadav, have been arrested in this case so far.

On March 31, Ansari was produced before the court in Punjab in an extortion case. The documents of the UP registered ambulance used to transport the gangster-turned-politician were found to be fake.

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During the investigation, police found that Alka Rai, the owner of Shyam Sanjeevani Hospital in Mau, and some of her associates had registered the ambulance back in 2013 using fake documents.

A case was registered at Nagar Kotwali in Barabanki with Ansari accused with charges of conspiracy and forgery.

First published on: 12-07-2021 at 10:43:35 am
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