New Delhi

Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s spouse Afshan Ansari has moved the Supreme Court searching for security for the Mau MLA whereas he’s being shifted to Banda district jail in Uttar Pradesh from Rupnagar jail in Punjab, and likewise throughout his trial in pending instances within the state.

Afshan, alleging imminent risk to Ansari’s life, has sought intervention of the highest court docket to make sure that her husband shouldn’t be killed in a so-called pretend encounter.

“The petitioner is in complete fear that now any time an untoward incident can happen to her husband but for protective directions passed by this Hon’ble Court,” Afshan stated in her plea.

The court docket is predicted to listen to her petition on Friday.

The petition has cited numerous makes an attempt to get rid of Ansari through the years and alleged that Brajesh Singh, a mafia don and a former UP BJP MLA, is conspiring to kill Ansari with the state’s assist.

Earlier, Afshan wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind expressing related fears and stated that her husband was a witness in a homicide case by which Singh and one in all his accomplices are prime accused.

The Supreme Court on March 26 allowed a switch petition filed by the UP authorities searching for switch of Ansari from Ropar jail in Punjab to Banda in UP.

Ansari was initially lodged in a jail in UP as an undertrial when the Punjab Police obtained manufacturing warrant towards him on a grievance of extortion and felony intimidation and introduced him to Punjab.

As the Punjab authorities refused to shift Ansari again to UP citing his medical situation — he’s reportedly affected by hypertension, diabetes, again ache, pores and skin allergy and melancholy — the UP authorities moved the highest court docket, which allowed his switch by an order final month.

100-member group of UP Police was in Punjab on Tuesday to deliver Ansari to Banda district jail. They left within the afternoon and have been anticipated to succeed in Banda by early morning Wednesday.

Ansari has to face trial in not less than 14 instances in UP on prices of homicide, extortion and underneath the Gangster Act.

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