An ambulance used to ferry gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari to a Mohali courtroom was discovered deserted outdoors a roadside eatery on the Chandigarh-Nangal freeway in Punjab’s Rupnagar district, police stated on Sunday.
The police stated they’ve taken the car of their custody.
“We’ve taken the ambulance in our custody,” Rupnagar Deputy Superintendent of Police TS Gill stated over the cellphone.
The police stated they bought info that the ambulance bearing a registration variety of Uttar Pradesh was mendacity deserted on the roadside.
Ansari, the Bahujan Samaj Get together (BSP) MLA from Mau who is needed in Uttar Pradesh for numerous circumstances, was ferried within the ambulance from the Rupnagar jail to a Mohali courtroom in reference to a 2019 case of extortion.
Amid tight security preparations, Ansari was taken to the courtroom on a wheelchair. He was despatched again to the Rupnagar jail, the place he’s lodged since January 2019, within the ambulance after the courtroom look.
A case was registered in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki after the paperwork of the ambulance had been discovered to be faux, the Uttar Pradesh police had stated.
The FIR was registered beneath the related sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), together with 420 (forgery), 471 (fraudulently or dishonestly utilizing paperwork as real), 467 (forgery of useful security) and 468 (forgery for function of dishonest).
Amid a row over the difficulty, a Punjab police official had clarified that an inmate might be transported in a personal ambulance on medical grounds and the price of conveyance must be borne by the prisoner.
In accordance with the Punjab Prisoners (Attendance in Courtroom) Guidelines, 1969, police can permit a personal car on the request of a prisoner, the official had stated.
The Supreme Courtroom lately directed the Punjab authorities handy over the custody of Ansari to the Uttar Pradesh police, saying it was being denied on trivial grounds beneath the guise of medical points.
The highest courtroom had additionally stated a convict or an undertrial prisoner, who disobeys the regulation of the land, can’t oppose his switch from one jail to a different and the courts are to not be helpless bystanders when the rule of regulation is being challenged with impunity.
The courtroom had stated Mr Ansari’s custody be handed over to the Uttar Pradesh police inside two weeks in order to lodge him within the Banda district jail.