Continuing the crackdown on mafias and their family members, the Mau administration has now ordered to confiscate property worth over Rs 3 crore acquired illegally by Afshan Ansari, wife of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari.
The action is being taken to confiscate these illegally acquired properties on behalf of Mukhtar's family members, who are facing charges under the Gangsters Act.
According to the district magistrate of Mau, a campaign is underway to attach illegal properties in the district. Taking action under the Gangsters Act, District Magistrate Arun Kumar has issued an order to attach property worth Rs 3.76 crore illegally acquired by Afshan Ansari wife of Mukhtar Ansari, resident of Yusufpur under Muhammadabad police station of Ghazipur district.
The huge property is situated in Sheikhpur Pargana of Sadar tehsil in Ghazipur district. The market value of this land is around Rs3 .76 crore, the officials claim. A case has been registered against Afshan Ansari in various police stations of Ghazipur district, besides in Mau police station, Sarayalkhansi police station and South Tola police station.
The land to be attached was purchased by Afshan Ansari with illegally earned money.
The district magistrate said that as per the direction of the government, action was being taken against the movable and immovable properties acquired using the ill-gotten money in the district.
The district administration is identifying all people involved in illegal activities. There are sufficient grounds to take action against those who have created a large number of movable and immovable properties from illegally acquired money, under the Gangsters Act, he claimed.