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Mukhtar Ansari Life imprisonment: Ajay Rai bowed down on the threshold of the court, said - Truth has won

Pankaj Prasad
Congress leader Ajay Rai
Congress leader Ajay Rai

Mukhtar Ansari: Mafia Mukhtar Ansari has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the 32-year-old Awadhesh Rai murder case.

The court of Special Judge (MP-MLA Court) Avneesh Gautam on Monday sentenced life imprisonment to Mafia Mukhtar Ansari in the 32-year-old Awadhesh Rai murder case. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1.20 lakh on him. In default of payment of the fine, Mukhtar will have to undergo additional imprisonment of six months. However, all the sentences will run concurrently.

The time Mukhtar has already spent in jail will be adjusted against the life sentence. When the court sentenced Mukhtar Ansari to life imprisonment at around 2.15 pm, the court premises echoed with the proclamation of Har-Har Mahadev.

While leaving the courtroom, Congress leader Ajay Rai, brother of key witness in the case Awadhesh Rai, bowed down on the threshold of the court and said that truth and justice have prevailed after more than three decades of struggle. That's why I have expressed my heartfelt gratitude to the judiciary by bowing down.

The decision came after 31 years 10 months two days

The verdict in the Awadhesh Rai murder case has come after 31 years, 10 months and two days. Honey, daughter of the victim Awadhesh Rai, expressed happiness over this. He garlanded the late father's portrait. Also said that the father's shadow had risen from his head in his childhood itself. Court's decision is welcome.

Awadhesh Rai was killed by indiscriminate firing

According to the information, on August 3, 1991, Awadhesh Rai was killed in broad daylight by indiscriminately firing at the door of his house, located about 100 meters away from the Chetganj police station. The miscreants came in a white colored Maruti van without number plate. The family took Awadhesh to the hospital, where the doctors declared him brought dead.

In this case, on the basis of Tahrir of Ajay Rai, the younger brother of Awadhesh Rai, the police of Chetganj police station filed a case against Mukhtar Ansari, Bhim Singh, Rakesh Justice, Kamlesh Singh and former MLA Abdul Kalam, besides an unknown person on charges of murder and mutiny. was registered. Kamlesh Singh and former MLA Abdul Kalam died during the trial of the case. The files of Bhim Singh and Rakesh Justice are pending in the Allahabad court. The MP-MLA court had reserved its order on May 22 after the completion of the arguments of the prosecution and the defense in the case of Mukhtar Ansari. Now the sentence has been pronounced on Monday.

That's how it went

August 3, 1991: Murder of Awadhesh Rai and FIR in Chetganj police station
October 12, 1991: Charge sheet presented in court
18 May 1995: Mukhtar Ansari got bail
September 10, 2007: The process of considering the charges begins.
16 November 2007: The process of providing evidence was started.
May 22, 2023: After completing the hearing, the court reserved the verdict
June 5, 2023: MP-MLA court pronounces verdict