Police file chargesheet against UP MLA Mukhtar Ansari

Delhi police on Wednesday filed a charge sheet 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.

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2010, 20:19 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi police on Wednesday filed a
charge sheet 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.

In the chargesheet filed before the court of Additional
Sessions Judge R K Gauba, the Special Cell of Delhi Police
also listed 45 cases pending against the MLA in different
parts of the country.

The investigators accused Ansari of running the crime
syndicate along with inter-state gangster Munna Bajrangi and
others.

This is the supplementary chargesheet against the MLA from
Mau constituency in Uttar Pradesh as the main chargesheet had
already been filed against Bajrangi and others.

The chargesheet was filed in the link court as the Special
Judge appointed under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime
Act (MCOCA) was on leave.

The court put the chargesheet for taking the cognisance
for November 8.

Ansari, who is in judicial custody in BJP MLA Krishnanand
Rai murder case since 2005, was brought here on a production
warrant from Agra Jail.

He has been interrogated by the Delhi Police`s sleuths
under their custody for 14 days in May this year.

Delhi police`s Special Cell had registered a case under
MCOCA against Ansari, Bajrangi and others on November 7 last
year on the charge of 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