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Mukhtar Ansari’s Rs 24-cr property seized

VARANASI: The police confiscated jailed gangster-turned-MLA Mukhtar Ansari’s property worth Rs 24 crore in Mau district on Wednesday under the Gangster Act. The confiscation was done in compliance with the district magistrate’s order of June 7.
According to ADG Varanasi zone, Brij Bhushan, earlier police actions have caused a loss of over Rs 263 crore to Mukhtar and his gang.
Mukhtar, who is the kingpin of the inter-state gang IS-191, had purchased a piece of land with the money earned through criminal activities in the Dakshintola area of Mau district in the name of his mother Rabia Begum in January 2015, say police. After the demise of Rabia Begum, the property was inherited by Mukhtar’s sons Abbas and Umar.
There are two constructed buildings and one under-construction building on this piece of land, which is situated near a four-lane road. Following the order of the Mau district magistrate, this property was seized by the police.
The Mau police had initiated the Gangster Act against Mukhtar and three others in March this year for getting arms licences on the basis of forged documents. During verification in 2020, it was found that arms licences were obtained by furnishing fake and forged documents. It also came to light that they had threatened the public servants.
An FIR was lodged with the Dakshintola police under sections 419, 420, 467, 468 of IPC. The charge sheet against them was submitted in the court. A case of misuse of the arms against them was also registered with the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow. Besides, 50 cases of murder, abduction, loot and other grave crime were registered in Varanasi, Ghazipur, Sonbhadra, Chandauli, Agra, Delhi and Punjab.

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