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BJP MLA murder: Chargesheet filed against Mukhtar Ansari

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Ghazipur, Mar 20 (UNI) Police today filed a chargesheet against controversial Independent MLA from Mau in Uttar Pradesh Mukhtar Ansari -- prime accused in the assassination of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai on November 29 last year.

The chargesheet indicts Ansari as the main conspirator in the murder case.

The don-turned-MLA -- lodged in Ghazipur jail -- was required in the court for hearing into the case.

However, the prison superintendent submitted a report stating that Ansari had been shifted to Lucknow jail for treatment.

Extending the legislator's judicial remand for three days, Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Pramod Kumar fixed March 23 as the next date of hearing.

Rai, MLA from Mohammadabad assembly constituency in Ghazipur district, and his seven supporters were shot dead in broad daylight in Ghazipur on November 29 last year.

They were ambushed near the Ballia-Ghazipur border by several motorcycle-borne miscreants armed with sophisticated weapons.

Later, an FIR was lodged against 10 persons including Mukhtar Ansari, his elder brother and Samajwadi Party MP Afzal Ansari and a notorious east UP gangster Munna Bajrangi in connection with the killing.

Afzal surrendered in the court on December 8 last. Both the Ansari brothers and their relative Ejaz-ul-Haq are lodged in Ghazipur jail.

Afzal and Ejaz-ul-Haq would also be produced before the court on March 23.

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