Vshesh News: Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari was on Wednesday convicted by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court in the case of threatening a jailer and pointing a pistol. A single bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh, hearing a petition by the Uttar Pradesh government, sentenced Ansari to two years in jail.
This case dates back to 2003 when the then jailer SK Awasthi had lodged an FIR against Mukhtar Ansari at Alambagh police station. Awasthi had alleged that Ansari had threatened her when she investigated people who had come to meet her in jail. Awasthi had also said that Ansari had pointed a gun at him.