Mukhtar Ansari shifted to Kanpur jail as per Election Commission orders

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Kanpur, Apr 9 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate from Varanasi Mukhtar Ansari, who was lodged in Ghazipur jail in connection with the murder of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai, has been shifted to Kanpur jail as per the orders of Election Commission.

Mukhtar was shifted under tight security early morning on Thursday.

As per reports, the decision to transfer Ansari from Ghazipur jail was taken due to several complaints against him by various political parties for running his election campaign from the jail.

His bail application comes up for hearing later on Thursday.

Mukhtar had been lodged in Ghazipur jail for the last over three years in connection with the murder of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai who was killed in November 2006.

Ansari was also charged with arson and inciting to riot during the riots in Mau on October 14, 15 and 16, 2005. (ANI)

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