Controversial MLA produced in court

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Ghazipur, Nov 12 (UNI) Jailed controversial independent Uttar Pradesh MLA from Mau Mukhtar Ansari was today produced before the court in connection with an assault case dating back to 1996.

Ansari is accused of a daylight murderous attack on then additional superintendent of police Uday Shankar Jaiswal.

Fast Track Court (I) judge Shaileshwar Nath Singh has fixed the case for next hearing on November 27.

Meanwhile, the jailor has sought the court's permission to shift Ansari to Agra jail.

The MLA is also the prime accused in the BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai murder case.

Rai, an MLA from Mohammadabad assembly constituency in Ghazipur district, and his seven supporters were shot dead in broad daylight here on November 29, 2005.

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, Afzal and notorious east UP gangster Munna Bajrangi in connection with the killing. Afzal surrendered in the court on December 8, 2005.


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