The Prayagraj Unit of ED on Wednesday took custody’s remand on mafioso-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari. There was a connection of Mukhtar Singh in Money Laundering Case filed against him last year. The local court had filed a warrant B against Mukhtar Ansari, which was lodged in Banda Jail in case of Money Laundering filed by ED officials.
The money laundering case brought against Ansari in 2021 is now being investigated by the ED. The politician’s statement in the Banda jail had earlier been recorded.
Abbas Ansari, Mukhtar’s MLA son, and his brother-in-law Atif Raza in connection with the case after they received information about cash transactions worth several crores of rupees to several bank accounts, as well as information about Ansari and his relatives.
Mukhtar Ansari’s wife Afshan Ansari, has been issued on the ED’s watch list in relation with the money laundering investigation.
Mukhtar Ansari is being interrogated by the ED in connection with at least 49 criminal cases that have been filed against him, including ones involving charges of extortion, murder, and land grabbing. In Uttar Pradesh, he is being tried for a number of crimes, including attempted murder.