Jail Superintendent At Banda Receives Threatening Call Following Mukhtar Ansari's Death


(MENAFN- AsiaNet News) The superintendent of Banda jail, where gangster-politician Mukhtar Anasari was imprisoned until his recent demise, faced a death threat via phone call, according to authorities on Monday. Anasari was held at the Banda divisional jail. Following a deterioration in his health last Thursday, he was transferred to a government hospital where he later passed away.

Police reports indicate that shortly after Anasari's death, an unknown individual made a threatening call to the superintendent of Banda jail.

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Banda's Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Lakshmi Niwas Mishra said that a case has been filed regarding the incident, and security measures for Senior Superintendent Viresh Raj Sharma have been heightened.

In his statement, Sharma revealed that during the night of March 28 and 29, he received a threatening call from an anonymous caller using a landline number, warning of imminent harm.

Anasari (63) passed away around 10:30 pm due to cardiac arrest, as confirmed by a post-mortem examination. Nevertheless, amidst allegations from his family suggesting foul play and suspicions raised by opposition parties, a magisterial inquiry was initiated to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.

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On Saturday, Anasari's funeral was held in Ghazipur and was attended by a large crowd under heightened security measures.

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