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Jailed mafia don Mukhtar Ansari convicted in 1990 case

VARANASI: The Court Special Judge MP/MLA on Tuesday


jailed mafia don

Mukhtar Ansari

on the charges of



forging document

, criminal conspiracy and also under section of arms act to get license of double barrel gun in 1986. Quantum of punishment will be announced by the court on Wednesday.
Providing details of the judgement of Special Judge (MP/MLA) Avnish Gautam additional district government counsel (criminal) Vinay Singh said that Mukhtar had been held guilty by the court under Section 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery), 468, 120B (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code and Section 30 of Arms Act while he was acquitted under Section 13(2) Prevention of Corruption Act, he said adding, Mukhtar had appeared before the court through video conferencing from Banda jail.

Court will pronounce quantum of punishment to Mukhtar on these charges on Wednesday, he said adding, maximum punishment can go up to life imprisonment in this connection.
As per the details of the case, Mukhtar had managed the license for a double barrel gun in 1986 by forging the signatures of the then Ghazipur district magistrate Alok Ranjan and then superintendent of police of district Devraj Nagar, who had also been director general of police in 2013. Following exposure of facts an FIR was lodged against Mukhtar in 1990 in Ghazipur and later CBCID was assigned to investigate it. The investigation agency had filed charge sheet against Mukhtar and also the then arms clerk Gauri Shankar Lal.

As the charges had also been framed under the section of Prevention of Corruption Act in the charge sheet against the accused persons, the trial of the case took place before the court of ADJ (anti-corruption) and Special Judge MP/MLA of Varanasi.
Singh said that during trial 10 witnesses concerned by the prosecution including the then DM Alok Ranjan, who also held the post of Chief Secretary of UP, Devraj Nagar, former DM of Ghazipur Jagan Mathews, CBCID’s Ashfaq Ahmed, Moolchand Tiwari, Ramnarayan Singh, Ram Shiromani Pandey and Vishwa Bhushan Singh, Ghazipur’s arms clerk Shri Prakash and Madan Singh of forensic science laboratory had been examined by prosecution.