SC Agrees To Hear Plea Of MLA Abbas Ansari Seeking Nod To Attend Special Prayers For Deceased Father

The Supreme Court of India on Friday has agreed to hear a plea by jailed MLA Abbas Ansari seeking permission to attend special prayers for his late father Mukhtar Ansari.

Previously on March 28th gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Banda, UP.


Chief Justice DY Chandrachud stated that when lawyer Nizam Pasha, appearing for the MLA, sought listing of the plea “I have already granted the listing…yes, he is the son of Mukhtar Ansari.”

Earlier, the apex court sought a response from the UP government on the MLA’s plea seeking nod to attend ‘fatiha’ or special prayers on April 10 following the death of his father.


On March 30, Mukhtar Ansari, a 5-time MLA from Mau Sadar constituency, was laid to rest in Ghazipur.

The 63-year-old had been behind bars in UP & Punjab since 2005 and had over 60 criminal cases against him.

He died on March 28 night at Rani Durgawati Medical College after being taken there from Banda jail when his health deteriorated.

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