Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari who was not too long ago delivered to Banda jail in Uttar Pradesh, has examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus.
According to media stories, the authorities collected samples of Ansari from the jail premises on Saturday. His antigen report confirmed him to be contaminated with the lethal virus whereas his RT-PCR report is awaited. The jailed strongman and MLA is presently affected by fever and has been remoted on physician’s recommendation.
Lodged within the Rupnagar jail in Punjab since January 2019 in reference to an extortion case, the BSP MLA was introduced again to UP’s Banda Jail amid tight safety earlier this month on April 7. He was stored in barrack quantity 16, with heavy safety deployed inside in addition to outdoors the jail premises.
In January 2019, he was arrested for allegedly threatening a Mohali-based builder and demanding a ransom. Ansari was arrested in that case and shifted to Punjab’s Ropar jail from Banda, the place he was incarcerated in March 2017 in a separate case.
It was in early 1990s when Ansari ventured into property enterprise and contract work however in a while stepped into the world of crime.
In November 2005, he was linked to the homicide of BJP legislator Krishnanad Rai. In 2009, Ansari, who faces 48 FIRs together with 10 homicide circumstances, was once more named within the killing of Ajai Prakash Singh, a contractor, in Mau.