Supreme Court to hear on April 9 plea of Mukhtar Ansari’s wife for his protection in Uttar Pradesh
A Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R. Subhash Reddy would hear on April 9 the plea of Afshan Ansari who has additionally expressed apprehension about attainable makes an attempt to get rid of her partner in Uttar Pradesh.
The Supreme Court will hear on Friday the plea of the wife of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari searching for instructions to the Uttar Pradesh authorities to be sure that her husband’s life is (*9*) in the State moreover being accorded honest trial in instances in opposition to him.
A Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R. Subhash Reddy, as per the apex court docket’s web site, would hear on April 9 the plea of Afshan Ansari who has additionally expressed apprehension about attainable makes an attempt to get rid of her partner in Uttar Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh police on Tuesday acquired Ansari’s custody from its Punjab counterpart as per the course of the apex court docket. He is accused of heinous crimes in a number of instances lodged in opposition to him in Uttar Pradesh.
The plea in apex court docket has alleged that there’s a “genuine, persistent and grave threat” to Ansari’s life in Uttar Pradesh and there are “very high chances” that he will likely be eradicated if enough protection or safeguards in direction of his life should not directed by the apex court docket.
The plea stated a number of makes an attempt have been made on his life in the previous by rival political enemies belonging to the ruling authorities in the State.
It sought course that transit of her husband from one jail to one other as additionally to the court docket be video-graphed always and be carried out in presence of officers of Central police pressure similar to CRPF.
The prime court docket had on March 26 directed Punjab authorities to hand over the custody of Ansari, who was lodged in Rupnagar jail there since January 2019 in reference to an alleged extortion case, to the Uttar Pradesh police.
The contemporary plea has sought instructions to the Uttar Pradesh authorities to present enough safeguards and protection to her husband whereas he’s shifted to district jail Banda in Uttar Pradesh from Punjab.
She has additionally sought instructions to the authorities to present protection to Ansari, an MLA from Mau constituency, whereas he’s lodged in Banda jail or every other jail as could also be determined by the particular decide (MP/MLA court docket) in Allahabad and likewise whereas he’s produced earlier than the courts in Uttar Pradesh.
The plea has sought instructions to the authorities to be sure that life of Ansari is protected and his rights beneath Article 21 of the Constitution are safeguarded whereas attending trial in all instances in opposition to him in Uttar Pradesh. “The threat to the life of the petitioner’s husband (Ansari) is not merely an apprehension, but has also been substantiated in the past by several attempts made on his life by rival political enemies belonging to the ruling government in Uttar Pradesh,” it claimed.
“There is a hanging threat to the life of the petitioner’s husband and there are very high chances that he will be eliminated if adequate protection or safeguards towards his life are not directed by this court,” it stated.
The plea has additionally referred to the encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey in Uttar Pradesh final yr.
“Similar reports are being given in the press in relation to the petitioner’s husband herein, thus the petitioner prays that her husband’s life may be protected while he is directed to attend trial in the State of Uttar Pradesh so that he does not meet a similar fate,” it stated.
The plea has sought course that whereas Ansari is shifted to district jail Banda from Punjab or transferred from Banda jail to different jail, it must be executed beneath the supervision and presence of a delegated judicial Justice of the Peace.
The apex court docket had on March 26 directed the Punjab authorities to hand over Ansari’s custody to Uttar Pradesh Police, saying the custody was being denied on trivial grounds beneath guise of medical points.
The prime court docket had stated a convict or an undertrial prisoner, who disobeys the regulation of the land, can not oppose his switch from one jail to one other and the courts should not to be a helpless bystander when the rule of regulation is being challenged with impunity.
The apex court docket had stated it was open for the particular court docket, constituted for MPs/MLAs at Allahabad, to proceed him both in the district Jail at Banda or shift to every other jail in the state, if any want arises.
It had delivered the decision on the plea of Uttar Pradesh authorities searching for a course to the Punjab authorities and Rupnagar jail authority to instantly hand over the custody of Ansari, to the district jail Banda.