The Ghazipur Court finds Mukhtar Ansari guilty in the kidnapping and murder case and gives him a 10-year prison term.

Mukhtar Ansari, a former MLA, was found guilty of kidnapping and murdering a man on Saturday by a Ghazipur court.

Today, the special MP/MLA court handed down its ruling and condemned the former lawmaker to 10 years in prison and a fine of 5 lakh.

April 1 marked the conclusion of the trial in the case brought under the Uttar Pradesh Gangsters and Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Act.

Ansari was arrested for his part in the 1996 kidnapping of coal magnate and Vishwa Hindu Parishad office holder Nandkishore Rungta and the 2005 murder of Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Krishnanand Rai.

Mukhtar is presently detained in Banda prison.

He was given a seven-year prison sentence in September of last year by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court for frightening a prison guard in 2003 by abusing, pointing a gun at, and threatening to murder him.

The Court stated that Ansari threatened to kill the complainant jailer, who was carrying out a public duty, and frightened him by calling him names.

Shortly after that, he was also given a five-year prison term with hard labour and a 50,000 fine under the Gangsters Act in connection with a 1999 First Information Report (FIR) that named Ansari as the leader of a gang that had engaged in heinous crimes like murder, extortion, kidnapping, and abduction.


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