Mukhtar Ansari gets five-year jail in Gangster Act case

Updated: Sep 23 2022 2:54PM

Lucknow, Sep 23 (PTI) The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday sentenced former MLA Mukhtar Ansari to five-year imprisonment in a 23-year-old case related to the Gangster Act.

Justice D K Singh passed the order overturning the acquittal by a special MP-MLA court in 2020.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on Ansari. State counsel Rao Narendra Singh said the FIR was lodged with the Lucknow’s Hazratganj police in 1999 and a special court had acquitted Ansari in 2020. The state had filed an appeal against acquittal in 2021.