BSP Leader Mukhtar Ansari Suffers Heart Attack In UP Jail, Hospitalised

Erika Holt
January 12, 2018

About media reports that Ansari's wife too suffered a heart attack, Kumar said he can not confirm it immediately. Meanwhile, late on Tuesday night policemen rounded up supporters of MLA Mukhtar Ansari and detained about a dozen of them for creating nuisance at the hospital.

The jailed mafia don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari suffered heart attack when his wife Afsa Ansari was visiting him on Tuesday morning. The doctors at Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences have been alerted.

Mukhtar's representative Shahid Zafari told the media persons that MLA's wife along with two sons had gone to meet him. "Both were rushed to Banda district hospital and later referred to Kanpur where condition of Ansari was stated to be still critical", said the ADG Prison.

Principal Secretary (Home), Arvind Kumar after speaking to local officers in Banda, summoned a detail report. I have sought a report from them.

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The two were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Jail Superintendent of Banda, Ram Sewak Chaudhary said that Ansari suffered a heart attack while meeting his wife in the prison and she too developed chest pain.

Taking note of the incident, CM Yogi Adityanath assured that the MLA would be given best treatment and that he wished him a quick recovery. Mukhtar Ansari has been in jail since 2015 under various criminal sections.

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