Mukhtar Ansari’s funeral procession underway in Ghazipur, burial shortly

The gangster-politician Mukhtar Ansari will be buried shortly at a family graveyard in UP's Ghazipur.
Mukhtar Ansari’s funeral procession underway in Ghazipur, burial shortly
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The funeral procession of the gangster-politician Mukhtar Ansari, who died of heart attack on Thursday night, is underway at his native place, Ghazipur, in Uttar Pradesh amid tight security. He will shortly be buried at a family graveyard.

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He will be buried in a family graveyard in Ghazipur, and security arrangements have been tightened in Ghazipur and surrounding districts, including Mau, where he served as an MLA for five terms.

Mukhtar Ansari's son, Abbas Ansari, who is currently the MLA from Mau and is lodged in Kasganj jail, had approached the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing of his petition seeking permission to attend his father's funeral.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate in Banda issued judicial probe orders into Ansari's death as his family alleged that he was given slow poison inside the jail. A three-member team will conduct the magisterial investigation

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The 60-year-old Ansari was hospitalised in "an unconscious state" on Thursday evening from Banda jail, and the hospital announced that he died due to cardiac arrest.

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The opposition parties demanded a CBI probe or an enquiry that involves the higher judiciary. The BJP slammed them saying they have the habit of emotionally exploiting every issue to spoil communal harmony.

Source: India Today

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