UP: Mukhtar admitted to hospital after health deteriorates

Banda (UP), Mar 26 (UNI) Mafia-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, who is currently lodged in Banda divisional hail, was admitted to government medical college due to health complications on Tuesday, police sources said here.

Police sources said that Mukhtar has been put on ventilator support in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Durgawati Medical College.

According to the medical bulletin released by the hospital, “Mukhtar Ansari (62) has been admitted to RDMC Banda on Tuesday at around 03:55 am with a complain of abdominal pain and has been unable to pass stool and flatus for the last 4 to 5 days. The patient is admitted, and conservative treatment is started. The patient is stable currently.”

It may be noted that Mukhtar was sentenced to life imprisonment by a special court in Varanasi with a penalty of Rs 2.02 lakh in a more than 33 year old fake arm licence case.

In June 1987, Mukhtar submitted an application for the licence of a double-barrel gun in the office of the then District Magistrate, Ghazipur. It was alleged that, in connivance with the staff, Mukhtar obtained the licence through the forged signatures of the DM and the then Superintendent of Police (SP).

After forgery came to fore a case was lodged against five named persons, including Mukhtar, in December 1990. After investigation a charge sheet was filed against Mukhtar and an ordnance clerk, Gauri Shankar Srivastava in the court in 1997. Gauri Shankar died during the course of the trial.

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