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SC grants interim bail to Abbas Ansari to attend 'Fatiha' ceremony of father Mukhtar

New Delhi: The Supreme Court docket on Tuesday granted interim bail to Abbas Ansari – at present lodged in Kasganj district jail – to attend the 'Fatiha' ritual of his deceased father Mukhtar Ansari.

A bench headed by Justice Surya Kant took word of the truth that the petitioner couldn’t attend the final rites of his father as he was in judicial custody.

Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari – accused of murdering Ajay Rai's brother Awadhesh Rai – died of cardiac arrest on March 28.

Imposing a number of circumstances, the bench, which additionally included Justice KV Vishwanathan, mentioned Uttar Pradesh Police will convey Abbas Ansari from Kasganj jail to his native Ghazipur beneath enough safety for the 'Fatiha' ritual on April 10.

“Considering the distance between the two places, we direct that the police and jail authorities ensure that the petitioner is able to commence his journey as early as today, but not before 5 pm,” the highest court docket ordered. “

It mentioned that after the scheduled rituals are over on Wednesday, Abbas Ansari could also be briefly shifted to the native jail in Ghazipur.

β€œMeanwhile, the Ghazipur district administration will verify that if other rituals are to be held after April 11, the petitioner may be allowed to participate in such rituals while in police custody. Even if there is no ritual, the petitioner will be allowed to meet his family members and relatives on April 11 and 12,” the Supreme Court docket mentioned.

To forestall any untoward incident, the highest court docket ordered police officers to go looking all guests and make sure that nobody has any weapons, together with approved weapons.

β€œThe petitioner will be brought back to Kasganj jail on April 13, 2023,” it mentioned.

Abbas Ansari won’t speak to print or digital media on interim bail.

Through the listening to, Extra Advocate General (AAG) Garima Prasad, showing for the Uttar Pradesh authorities, argued that Abbas Ansari, who’s concerned in numerous heinous crimes and is a history-sheeter, dealing with prosecution beneath the UP Gangster Act, Shouldn’t be launched briefly. As a result of he might threaten witnesses and create legislation and order issues.

β€œNo function is scheduled for tomorrow or the next 4-5 days. If this had been decided then the state government would not have had any objection,” AAG Prasad mentioned.

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