While announcing the punishment in the Mukhtar Ansari gangster case, the Ghazipur MP-MLA court has sentenced the mafia to 10 years in jail and a fine of Rs 5 lakh. Earlier on Thursday, the court found the pair guilty and said that although they were acquitted due to lack of evidence, their criminal conduct could not be ruled out.

Jagran correspondent, Ghazipur. Additional Sessions Judge MP-MLA Durgesh found mafia leader Mukhtar Ansari and his close aide Bhim Singh guilty in the 1996 gangster case and sentenced them to 10 years each. The verdict has come after 26 years in the Mukhtar Ansari case.

During this, the prosecution presented 11 witnesses. This decision was taken on the 51st. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on each person. Mukhtar Ansari attended the hearing through video conference. After the verdict, Bhim Singh was sent to the district jail under police protection.

The gangster case against Mukhtar Ansari and Bhim Singh first went on for a long time in the MP-MLA court Prayagraj. After this, on 27 January 2022, he was transferred from Prayagraj to the court of MP-MLA Ramsudh Singh in Ghazipur. The prosecution presented a total of 11 witnesses. This debate has been going on since 14 November.

Judge Ramsudh Singh fixed the sentencing date as November 25. During that time he was transferred. Subsequently, the Prayagraj High Court transferred the right of access to the files to Justice Durgesh. The debate continued in the court for seven days and the date of final decision was fixed for December 15.

On Thursday, a court sentenced Mukhtar Ansari and his close aide Bhim Singh, resident of Ramnathpur village, to ten years in jail each. Special prosecutor Neeraj Srivastava appeared on behalf of the prosecution.