Updated March 28th, 2024 at 22:50 IST

Convicted Gangster Mukhtar Ansari Dies of Heart Attack; Section 144 Imposed in Banda

Mukhtar Ansari, who was lodged in Uttar Pradesh's Banda jail died after suffering a heart attack.

Reported by: Isha Bhandari
BREAKING: Mukhtar Ansari Suffers Heart Attack, Admitted to Hospital in Serious Condition | Image:ANI

New Delhi: Convicted gangster Mukhtar Ansari, who was lodged in Uttar Pradesh's Banda jail in connection with various criminal cases died on Thursday after he suffered a heart attack. He was rushed to Banda Medical Hospital in critical condition, earlier in the day. 

Meanwhile, alerts have been sounded in several districts of Uttar Pradesh including Mau, Ghazipur and Lucknow to avoid any untoward incident. Besides, prohibitory orders under section 144 have also been imposed in Banda. 


Mukhtar Ansari, the 60-year-old gangster was behind bars in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh since 2005. With over 60 criminal cases pending against him, his legal entanglements have been significant. Ansari had faced sentencing in eight cases since September 2022, with various courts in Uttar Pradesh issuing judgments against him. He had been primarily held in Banda jail amidst ongoing legal proceedings.  His name appeared on the list of 66 gangsters published by the Uttar Pradesh Police last year, highlighting his notorious criminal background.   


Published March 28th, 2024 at 20:55 IST