Gangster-turned-politician Ansari feels threatened after Munna Bajrangi's murder

LUCKNOW: Two days after gangster Munna Bajrangi was shot dead in a prison in Baghpat, the family of don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, who is lodged in a Banda jail for his alleged role in the 2005 murder of BJP legislator Krishnanand Rai, voiced concerns on Wednesday over his safety. Sources said that owing to the perceived threat to his life, Ansari has not come out of his cell for the past two days.

His brother, former MP Afzal Ansari, said that several people had apprehensions about Mukhtar’s safety. But seeing how Mukhtar’s aide Bajrangi was killed days after his wife expressed fear over his safety, there was no point in approaching the government, Afzal added.

“There is every possibility that he may be killed. Several people have apprehensions. However, if a person in judicial custody is killed in jail, what is the government doing? They still have not been able to explain what happened with Bajrangi,” said Afzal.

The family had similarly expressed doubts after…

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