Don-Turned-Politician Mukhtar Ansari Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison In Murder of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai
Lucknow, April 29 (TNA) Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansar was on Saturday handed a prison term of ten years and a Rs five lakh fine in the Krishnanad Rai murder case. Decision on his brother Afzal Ansari is likely to be pronounced at around 2 pm.
The decision was to come initially on April 15 in this matter going on in the MP/MLA court but could not be delivered as the judge was on leave. In this case of the year 2007, the debate and hearing was completed on April 1. Afzal Ansari, is included in the murder case of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai murder and in the gang chart in this case going on in MP/MLA court under Gangster Act against Mukhtar Ansari.
While the case of kidnapping and murder of Nandkishore Rungta is also included in the gang chart. On November 29, 2005, seven people, including BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai, were killed by firing more than 400 rounds from sophisticated weapons like AK-47 in Siyadi village under Bhanwarkol police station of Ghazipur.
When the dead bodies of the seven people were being brought to BHU for postmortem, the supporters of the BJP MLA went berserk and vandalism and violence took place at various places.