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Afzal Ansari accused state government for undertrials to his younger brother

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Former Member of Parliament Afzal Ansari accused the state government of adopting double standards with undertrials referring to his younger brother Mukhtar Ansari being lodged away at Banda jail and facilitating ganglord Brijesh Singh by lodging him in a jail in native Varanasi. 

Ansari also charged senior officers in Chief Minister’s office of forcing doctors at Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) to discharge his ailing brother without even waiting for him to recover fully. 

Ansari demanded that Mukhtar be immediately shifted to some other jail like Lucknow, Agra, Ghazipur etc where he could get proper medicare and an enquiry be initiated to punish officials who forced doctors for early discharge of his brother and sent him back to Banda district jail. 

Mafia don tuned Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Mukhtar Ansari was returned to Banda jail after treatment for a cardiac condition at SGPGI, Lucknow on Thursday evening.

“Doctors at SGPGI did not properly treat Mukhtar due to pressure from officers sitting in the CM’s office,” alleged Afzal Ansari while speaking to media persons at his Lucknow residence on Friday. 

“The PGI doctors had said that Mukhtar will be kept under 72-hour observation, but he was discharged within 40 hours. I have proof that my brother was shifted to Banda jail under government pressure. I will expose these officers at an appropriate time,” Afzal Ansari said. 

Without charging CM Yogi Adityanath, Afzal claimed that on his request, Yogi had directed for proper treatment for Mukhtar yet the officers ignored it and got him discharged. 

Alleging double standards, Afzal said that MLC Brijesh Singh had been kept in Varanasi jail as he belongs to that place and had cases there. “However, Mukhtar is lodged in Banda district jail even as he does not have any case there. He should be lodged in Mau, Ghazipur, Lucknow or Agra jails where his cases are being heard in courts,” Afzal said. 

Afzal also blamed the government for ignoring High Court order that the statement of lone witness in sensational Sikraura massacre be disposed of in the court by January 2 and hospitalising accused Brijesh Singh without any illness to further delay the trial. 

Afzal also did not rule out possibility of Mukhtar being given poisonous substance laced with tea to eliminate him. 

Mukhtar Ansari (55) is lodged in Banda jail for various criminal cases and suffered a heart attack while meeting up his wife in the prison. His wife too developed a chest pain and the couple was referred to a hospital in Lucknow.




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