Security beefed up in UP's Ghazipur ahead of Mukhtar Ansari's burial

Security arrangements have been enhanced in Ghazipur ahead of the last rites of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, who died of a heart attack. The funeral is scheduled to take place at 10 am, with a large police presence at his residence and the burial ground. Ansari's body was brought back to his hometown at midnight. His nephew, Suhaib Ansari, informed about the burial plans on social media. Ansari was previously in Banda jail and passed away at Rani Durgawati Medical College while receiving treatment.

PTI | Ghazipur | Updated: 30-03-2024 09:51 IST | Created: 30-03-2024 09:05 IST
Security beefed up in UP's Ghazipur ahead of Mukhtar Ansari's burial
Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari. (File Photo/ANI) Image Credit: ANI
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Security arrangements have been strengthened outside the residence of Mukhtar Ansari in Ghazipur and a burial ground in the Uttar Pradesh district ahead of the last rites of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari on Saturday.

The last rites of Mukhtar Ansari, who died due to a cardiac arrest on Thursday and whose body was brought to his home town around midnight on Friday, is scheduled to be held around 10 am, sources in the family said.

Rituals related to Ansari's burial are underway and the body will be taken to the Kali Bagh burial ground where a grave was dug on Friday, the sources said.

Security personnel in large numbers have been deployed around the Ansari residence and the burial ground, which is located at distance of about a kilometre and a half.

In a post on X on Friday, Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA and Mukhtar Ansari's nephew Suhaib Ansari informed: ''My uncle Mukhtar Ansari passed away last night. Tomorrow, at 10 am, he will be buried in our Kali Bagh graveyard of Yusufpur Mohammadabad (Ghazipur). All of you are requested to pray for the forgiveness of the deceased.'' After the post-mortem on Friday, a convoy carrying Ansari's body left Banda for his native place in Ghazipur at around 5:30 pm amid heavy security.

The ambulance carrying the body was accompanied by police vehicles along the 400-kilometre route via several Uttar Pradesh districts.

Mukhtar Ansari, who was lodged in the Banda jail, was rushed to the Rani Durgawati Medical College on Thursday night when his health condition deteriorated. He died at the hospital during treatment.

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