A day after gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari was brought back to the state from a jail in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh minister Anand Swarup Shukla on Thursday mentioned jailed former parliamentarian and strongman Atiq Ahmad is subsequent.
5-time legislator and one-time MP Ahmad, now over 60, has greater than 90 legal instances, together with homicide, abduction, unlawful mining, extortion, intimidation and fraud, towards him. He’s lodged in a jail in Gujarat.
He was shifted there from Uttar Pradesh on the path of the Supreme Court docket in 2019.
“The Uttar Pradesh authorities succeeded in bringing again Ansari regardless of a number of tips by the Punjab authorities. Now we are going to attempt to carry Atiq Ahmad again from Gujarat,” Shukla instructed reporters right here.
It’s the responsibility of the state authorities to carry again such criminals to UP as they need to be punished for his or her crimes, he mentioned.
“Already quite a lot of Ahmad’s lavish bungalows in Allahabad have been bulldozed,” the Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs mentioned.
The Uttar Pradesh authorities introduced Ansari again from the Ropad jail in Punjab to Banda jail on Wednesday morning.