Abbas Ansari Outwits UP Police; Surrenders in Mau; Bail Within 3 Hours

Ansari could not be arrested despite massive raids across the country. On Wednesday the Supreme Court had granted Ansari interim bail the arms case and barred the Uttar Pradesh government from taking coercive steps against him till further orders.

| Updated: 22 October, 2022 12:44 pm IST
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Jailed gangster turned Mukhtar Ansari’s  son Abbas Ansari was granted bail by the court of MP-MLA in Mau district after he surrendered before it on Friday in two cases of violation of model code of conduct lodged against him during the 2022 assembly polls.

The UP police had launched  an intense manhunt across several states to chase the alleged absconding leader down. He is wanted in several cases by the police that include violation of election code of conduct and arms license.

In one of the cases Abbas, his brother Umar Ansari and uncle Mansoor Ansari were named accused apart from some other persons. The court had ordered non-bailable warrant against them, he said. The bail was granted after the accused furnished two bonds of 20,000 each.

Abbas had contested from the family stronghold of Mau Sadar assembly seat on Suheldeo Bhartiya Samaj Party ticket. He won the elections where his father had maintained his hold  since 1996. In August, Lucknow’s special MP-MLA court declared him absconder in a case in which he is accused of transferring an arms licence from UP to New Delhi. He was accused of not informing the Lucknow Police. He moved several weapons with just one license, it was alleged.

Ansari could not be arrested despite massive raids across the country. On Wednesday the Supreme Court had granted Ansari interim bail the arms case and barred the Uttar Pradesh government from taking coercive steps against him till further orders.

On Thursday, Abbas had reached Saifai to meet Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav to pay tributes to late Mulayam Singh Yadav. He asked the media not to read any politics in it. During his interaction with the media in Mau, the leader said that he would now go back to his people. He alleged that the Yogi Adityanath government was targeting representatives of people from the Opposition camp with fake cases.

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