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Supreme Court Refuses to Entertain BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari's Wife's Plea Seeking Protection for His Life [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 9 Sep 2021 10:21pm

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The Supreme Court today refused to hear a writ petition filed by BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari's wife, Afshan Ansari, seeking the protection and safety of her husband's life while he remains imprisoned in Banda Jail in the state of Uttar Pradesh and attends his trial.

The bench of Justices R Subhash Reddy and Sanjiv Khanna directed Ansari's wife to file an application with the Allahabad High Court.

The petition argued that because Ansari is a well-known political figure who has successfully contested elections in opposition, there is grave political acrimony and that because Ansari is a witness in several cases where influential members of the ruling party are accused, pressure is being exerted to have him killed.

"The Petitioner is left with no choice but to approach this Hon'ble Court because there is a grave and immediate threat to her husband's life in the State of UP, as also noted by this Hon'ble Court in the judgement dated 26.03.2021," the petition stated.

The petition, filed by Advocate on Record Parul Shukla, also asked the Respondents in the UP Home Department, the Director-General of Police, and the Jail Superintendent, Banda Jail, UP, to ensure that the Petitioner's husband could participate in a "free and fair trial in the State and is not killed/encountered in the process."

The petition cited the Asha Ranjan v State of Bihar decision to argue that the Court had the obligation and duty to ensure a free and fair trial.

"As a result, this Hon'ble Court… Continue Reading...

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