Ambulance facility to don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari: UP BJP leader arrested
Alka Rai and her brother Shreshnath Rai allegedly facilitated an ambulance to don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari to attend court from Ropar Jail in Punjab.
Barabanki (UP): Uttar Pradesh Police arrested BJP leader Dr. Alka Rai and her brother Sheshnath Rai for their alleged involvement in gangster turned politician Mukhtar Ansari's Ambulance case.
Police had registered a case against Ansari and 12 others including Rai and her brother under the Gangster Act for allegedly using an ambulance to travel from jail to a Punjab court.
Alka Rai and her brother Shreshnath Rai are alleged facilitated an ambulance facility for Ansari to attend court from Ropar Jail in Punjab. Ansari is currently lodged in Banda jail.
Alka Rai and her brother Sheshnath Rai-- were taken to Barabanki from Mau by police.
Case registered against Ansari: Superintendent of Police Anurag Vats said that the District Magistrate gave the approval and the second case against Ansari was registered on Sunday under the Gangsters Act at the Nagar Kotwali.
While being lodged in a Punjab jail, Ansari was found using a private ambulance to travel to court. This ambulance was registered in Barabanki’s Regional Transport Office (RTO) office on March 21, 2013, officials said.
During the investigation, they found out that the ambulance was registered under a false address.
Vats said the police lodged the first case of forgery on April 2, 2021, in the ambulance case and after about three months, filed a charge sheet against all the accused in the court on July 4, 2021.
The 12 people against whom FIR has been lodged include Rai and Dr Sheshnath Rai, police said.