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Updated March 30th, 2024 at 10:36 IST

Mukhtar Ansari: Post-Mortem Reveals Heart Attack As Cause of Death

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath held a meeting following Mukhtar Ansari's death, instructing officials to ensure no untoward incident takes place in the state

Reported by: Digital Desk
Convicted Gangster Mukhtar Ansari Dies of Heart Attack
Convicted Gangster Mukhtar Ansari Dies of Heart Attack | Image:PTI
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Prayagraj: Following the death of convicted gangster Mukhtar Ansari, who was lodged in Uttar Pradesh's Banda jail in connection with various criminal cases, Prayagraj Police is on high alert after the imposition of Section 144 across UP. An alert was issued in several districts of UP, including Mau, Ghazipur and Lucknow to avoid any untoward incident after the convicted gangster's death. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 were also imposed in Banda.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a meeting following Mukhtar Ansari's death. CM Adityanath gave instructions to officials concerned to ensure no untoward incident takes place under any circumstance. A three-member team will conduct a magisterial investigation of the death of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari.

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UP Police IT cell is active across UP. A close watch is being kept on social media. Strict action will be taken against those posting objectionable posts or videos.

WATCH: Mukhtar Ansari's mortal remains taken to Ghazipur after post-mortem, cause of death heart attack

Convicted gangster Mukhtar Ansari's body being taken to Ghazipur after the post-mortem at the Rani Durgavati Medical College, Banda, Uttar Pradesh. The post-mortem reportedly revealed the cause of death as heart attack.

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Abbas Ansari moves SC

Abbas Ansari has moved the Supreme Court to attend his father's funeral. Since today is a holiday, Abbas Ansari's lawyer has contacted the vacation officer of SC and said the court hear this demand as soon as possible.

Mukhtar Ansari's mortal remains taken to Ghazipur

The mortal remains of convicted gangster Mukhtar Ansari were taken from the Rani Durgavati Medical College, Banda to Ghazipur.

UP Court Orders Judicial Probe into Mukhtar Ansari's Death

A chief judicial magistrate's court in Uttar Pradesh's Banda on Friday ordered a judicial inquiry into the death of gangster-politician Mukhtar Ansari, a senior official said. Banda Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Bhagwan Das Gupta appointed Garima Singh, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (MP-MLA Court Banda) as the investigating officer in the case, the official said.

The CJM has sought the probe report within a month.

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The 63-year-old Ansari was brought to the Rani Durgavati Medical College in Banda from the district jail in "an unconscious state" on Thursday evening and died at the hospital following a cardiac arrest. As per latest updates, Mukhtar Ansari's post mortem has been completed.

A three-member committee has been formed on the directions of Banda DM for the magistrate enquiry in the death of Mukhtar Ansari. The committee was formed after Ansari's family alleged that the jailed gangster was poisoned in prison. People had started gathering at Mukhtar Ansari's residence in Ghazipur and there was a large deployment of security personnel around the house. 

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Shutters Down in Mukhtar Ansari's Native Place Ghazipur; People Wait for Body to Arrive

Shops remained closed on Friday in Mohammadabad Yusufpur township in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh, the native place of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari who died of a cardiac arrest a day before.

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Ansari's body will be brought to his native place for the last rites during the day. A large number of security personnel have been deployed in the area to maintain law and order.

People were seen waiting for the arrival of body of the five-time MLA, who was rushed to a hospital from the Banda jail on Thursday after his health condition deteriorated. Ansari died at the hospital during treatment.

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A grave has been dug at the Ansari family's burial ground in Kali Bagh for the last rites, Circle Officer (CO) Atar Singh and Pawan Kumar Upadhyaya, an inspector attached to the Mohammadabad police station, said.

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They said Ansari's family members have informed them that the last rites will be performed on Friday if the body reaches here by 10 pm. Otherwise, the last rites would be performed on Saturday morning.

Ansari's lawyer Naseem Haider said the body is likely to reach Ghazipur late at night.

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Route Plan Prepared to Transfer Mukhtar Ansari's Body to Ghazipur

A convoy of 26 vehicles will cover a distance of 400 km. Entry will be made from Banda to Fatehpur, Prayagraj via Kaushambi. Entry into Bhadohi will be from Kokhraj Handia Bypass.

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The route from Bhadohi to Ghazipur via Varanasi is ready. Police and administration officials will accompany the ambulance. The vehicles of the family members will move in the middle of the convoy.

The don-turned-politician died on Thursday after reportedly suffering a heart attack. He was 63. Ansari was admitted to the Rani Durgavati Medical College in Banda, after his health deteriorated while in prison. The medical college said in a statement that Mukhtar Ansari was brought into the hospital in an unconscious state after a bout of vomiting. At least nine doctors provided him with prompt medical treatment. However, the patient died of a heart attack. 

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Mukhtar Ansari's Post Mortem to be Videographed

A panel of 2-5 doctors initiated a post mortem of Ansari’s body at Rani Durgavati Medical College around 11 am today. The post mortem, was done in the presence of the deceased’s family members, who reached the Banda hospital around 2.30 am, will be videographed. Police officials will be present during the post mortem along with the hospital staff. After that, Mukhtar Ansari's body will be taken to Gazipur and handed over to his family. Mukhtar Ansari's son Umar Ansari will receive Mukhtar's body after post mortem. A route plan has been prepared to transport Mukhtar Ansari's body.

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As per reports, if the body is delivered after Iftar (fasting), then Ansari’s last rites won't be conducted today.

Abbas Ansari, son of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, lodged in Kasganj jail, was informed about his father's demise. Jail Superintendent Vijay Vikram Singh informed him about Ansari death.

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Mukhtar Ansari was a five-time MLA from Mau Sadar. The convicted gangster was behind bars in UP and Punjab since 2005. He had over 60 criminal cases pending against him.

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Ansari was sentenced in eight cases since September 2022 by different courts of UP, and was lodged in Banda jail. His name was on the list of 66 gangsters issued by UP Police last year.

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Published March 29th, 2024 at 07:31 IST

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