“Mukhtar Ansari grabbed temple land worth crores of rupees to build Ansari University, officers fear to take action”, Opindia, April 28, 2023:
“The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is taking strict steps against mafias. The crime empire of mafia-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari is also crumbling in the last few years. Recently, an order has been issued to attach the property worth Rs 50 lakh of Anand Yadav, a close aide of jailed gangster Mukhtar Ansari. Also, preparations have been made to bring Angad Rai – a shooter in his gang – from Bhabhua in Bihar to Ghazipur. He was arrested by the Bihar police.
Mukhtar Ansari is lodged in jail along with several members of his family. His wife Afsa Ansari is absconding. The police have announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for her. The police are also conducting search operations at various places to nab her, but she is not arrested so far.
There were times when leaders and officials would fear even speaking about the dreaded mafia. Mukhtar Ansari used to literally rule his district Mau. He also had a significant influence on other adjacent districts in Purvanchal. However, as the government is taking action against his crime empire, people and officials are opening up and sharing their views and experiences about this mafia….”
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