Ansari family wants Abbas to be shifted to another jail in Uttar Pradesh

My jailed brother Abbas Ansari is also being tortured like our father. There is a conspiracy to murder him too, says Umar Ansari

Abbas Ansari (photo: IANS)
Abbas Ansari (photo: IANS)


The family of the late Mukhtar Ansari is preparing to file a petition in court, seeking the transfer of his son Abbas Ansari to another jail from the Kasganj jail in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur where he is presently lodged.

Abbas, who was lodged in Kasganj jail, has been allowed by the Supreme Court to visit his home in Mohammadabad in Ghazipur for three days to attend the post-death rituals of his father Mukhtar Ansari who died on 28 March.

Abbas was brought amidst tight security to Ghazipur jail on 10 April and will return to Kasganj jail on 13 April.

“A petition seeking the transfer of Abbas to another jail has been prepared and will be filed soon,” said a family member.

Through advocate Saubhagya Mishra, Mukhtar Ansari's son Umar Ansari has already filed a petition in the court and has sought the report from the jail regarding medicines, food, and treatment given to Mukhtar Ansari from 18 March to 28 March.

According to Umar, “My jailed brother Abbas Ansari is also being tortured like our father. There is a conspiracy to murder him too. In such a situation, his jail should be changed for security reasons.”

Meanwhile, the judicial investigation team probing the death of Mukhtar Ansari has summoned Mukhtar's BHT (bed head ticket) from the medical college administration.

In this, complete details of the treatment given to him from his admission on the 26th till his death on the night of the 28th are recorded. This will explain how Mukhtar's condition finally got so good after 14 hours of treatment on 26 March that instead of being referred from the ICU to any ward or jail hospital, he was sent directly to the isolated barrack.

The judicial investigation team has visited the jail multiple times and interrogated the jail superintendent and the doctors treating him there. The team wants to see whether there was any negligence in the treatment of the mafia don.

On 20 March, Mukhtar's family had accused him of being poisoned in jail. After this, when his condition worsened on 26 March, he was taken to the Medical College, where he was kept in the ICU for the whole day. After this, late in the evening, he was sent back to the jail barrack.

Again, on 28 March, when Mukhtar was brought to the medical college, he was declared dead.

If the post-mortem report is to be believed, Mukhtar is suspected to have suffered a heart attack in the jail itself.

At present there is not a single cardiologist in the Medical College where he was treated.

Mukhtar's brother Afzal has alleged that the three doctors who treated him on 26 March had assured him of his brother's treatment.

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