Court to hear arguments on charges against Mukhtar Ansari

A Delhi court on Monday decided to hear arguments on chargesheet filed against Uttar Pradesh`s independent MLA Mukhtar Ansari in a MCOCA case for allegedly running an organised crime syndicate involved in killings and extortion.

Last Updated: Nov 08, 2010, 21:35 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday decided to hear
arguments on chargesheet filed against Uttar Pradesh`s
independent MLA Mukhtar Ansari in a MCOCA case for allegedly
running an organised crime syndicate involved in contract
killings and extortion.

Special Judge Madhu Jain fixed November 24 for holding the
arguments on charges that may be framed against the legislator
in the case.
Delhi police had on November three filed the chargesheet
against him for allegedly running the crime syndicate along
with inter-state gangster Munna Bajrangi and two others.

Meanwhile, the court issued production warrant against
Bajrangi and others for November 22 as the accused were not
produced in the court.

Ansari was also not produced as he was reported to be
indisposed by the authorities at Agra jail where he is at
present lodged.

The court, however, took the cognisance of the
supplementary chargesheet filed against him and decided to
hold further proceedings.

Delhi police`s Special Cell had registered a case under
MCOCA against Ansari, Bajrangi, and two others Iftikhar Ahmed
and Meerajuddin on November 7 last year charging them with
running an organised crime syndicate here.

Bajrangi, whose real name is Prem Prakash Singh, was
arrested from Mumbai by a joint team of the Delhi Police and
Uttar Pradesh Police from Mumbai on October 29 last. He is
also allegedly involved in more than 10 murder cases across
the country.
Ansari had unsuccessfully fought the last Lok Sabha
elections from Varanasi constituency against senior BJP leader
M M Joshi on a ticket from Bahujan Samaj Party. He was
later suspended from the party.

PTI