Mukhtar’s Son Surrenders Before Court, Granted Bail | Varanasi News


VARANASI: Jailed mafia don Mukhtar Ansari’s MLA son Abbas Ansari was granted bail by the MP-MLA court of Mau where he surrendered on Friday in two cases of violation of model code of conduct lodged during the 2022 assembly polls.
Abbas’s lawyer Liyaqat Ali said that two cases were lodged with Kotwali police station of Mau district on the charges of violation of model code of conduct by carrying out procession without seeking permission from the authorities concerned during assembly election.
In one case, Abbas, along with his brother Umar Ansari and uncle Mansoor Ansari and others were made accused while in other case Abbas, Umar and others had been made accused, he said adding the court had ordered non-bailable warrant against them. They were granted bail by the MP-MLA court judge Shweta Chaudhary on furnishing two bonds of Rs 20,000 each, said Ali. All other accused in both the cases had already appeared before the court, he added.
Abbas contested from Mau Sadar assembly seat on Suheldeo Bhartiya Samaj Party ticket and emerged victorious on the seat where his father has maintained monopoly since 1996. Problems for Abbbas increased when Lucknow’s special MP-MLA court, in August, declared him absconder in a case in which he was accused of transferring an arms licence from UP to New Delhi without informing the Lucknow Police and taking many weapons by cheating based on one licence.
Despite massive raids across the state, the police could not arrest him. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court granted interim bail to Abbas in the arms licence case and directed the Uttar Pradesh government not to take any coercive steps against him till further orders. Later, Abbas reached Saifai to meet Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav to pay tributes to late Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday.
On coming out of Mau court, Abbas, referring to his meeting with the SP chief on Thursday, said that as the court had granted him bail he will now go among people of his constituency to serve them.

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