SC stays Allahabad HC order convicting ex-UP MLA Mukhtar Ansari for threatening jailer | India Information

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Courtroom on Monday stayed the Allahabad excessive court docket‘s verdict convicting former MLA Mukhtar Ansari and sentencing him to seven years imprisonment for threatening a jailer and pointing a pistol at him in 2003.
The excessive court docket had on September 21 put aside the order of the trial court docket acquitting Ansari, a gangster-politician, within the case and located him responsible beneath sections 353 (assault or legal power to discourage public servant from discharge of obligation), 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of the peace), and 506 (legal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Ansari was elected MLA from Mau in six successive elections together with twice on Bahujan Samaj Celebration (BSP) ticket.
The excessive court docket had sentenced the previous MLA to 2 years of rigorous imprisonment and fined him Rs 10,000 for offences beneath Part 353 and two years in jail and a superb of Rs 2,000 for offences beneath Part 504. The court docket had additionally sentenced Ansari to seven years in jail and imposed a superb of Rs 25,000 for offences beneath Part 506.
The case dates to 2003 when Lucknow district jail jailer SK Awasthi lodged an FIR with Alambagh police alleging he was threatened for ordering frisking of people that got here to fulfill Ansari. Awasthi additionally alleged that Ansari had pointed a pistol at him and abused him.
A trial court docket had acquitted Ansari within the case however the authorities filed an enchantment. The previous lawmaker, who wields appreciable affect in jap Uttar Pradesh, is at present lodged in Banda jail.

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