The Enforcement Directorate has finally arrested Abbas Ansari, son of Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party MLA and Gangster-Politician Mukhtar Ansari, in a money laundering case, bureaucrats declared on Saturday.
Abbas Ansari was detained for a lengthy investigation session at the federal agency’s office in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, and later, he was finally arrested. He was taken into custody for a money laundering case that was filed against his father, Mukhtar Ansari, and his family.
In October, the ED seized Mukhtar Ansari’s seven immovable assets valued at ₹ 1.48 crore. Mukhtar Ansari, a five-time ex-MLA, is nowadays ensconced in prison in UP’s Banda. Last year he was inquired by the ED in this lawsuit.
Authorities had even swooped over the house of his elder brother and BSP MP Afzal Ansari in New Delhi and a few areas in Mohammadabad, Ghazipur, Lucknow, and Mau in August. The money laundering case that is filed against Mukhtar Ansari arises from numerous FIRs registered by the UP Police. Moreover, two complaints were lodged against an organization known as Vikas Constructions which was operated by his two brothers-in-law and wife.
Mukhtar Ansari is currently under the ED scans for about 49 criminal lawsuits, such as land seizing charges, extortion, and murder. He is confronting trial in numerous cases, such as an attempt to kill and an actual murder, in UP.
According to police, in August, the Ghazipur district authority had captured two properties of land, estimated at 1.901 hectares worth ₹ six crores, which was bought utilizing the illicit incomes of Mukhtar Ansari.