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Amarinder hand-in-glove with gangster Mukhtar Ansari : Chugh

Chandigarh (Gurpreet) :- BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh today slammed the Amarinder Singh government for patronising gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari to help him evade appearance in courts in Uttar Pradesh where he is facing murder charges.

Reacting to reports that the Punjab jail authorities refused to hand him over to the UP police on the pretext of health issues, Chugh said by protecting a murder accused the Amarinder Singh government was soaking its hands in blood.

Quoting a communication from BJP MLA from Mohammadabad seat, Alka Rai, in which she accused the Congress government in Punjab of helping Mukhtar Ansari, Chugh asked the chief minister why he was trying to save this notorious criminal. Alka Rai is the wife of MLA Krishanand Rai, who was shot dead in 2005 along with six others. Ansari, sitting BSP MLA from Mau, is presently lodged in a Punjab jail in connection with an extortion case. Chugh said courts in Uttar Pradesh had summoned Mukhtar Ansari in different cases but the Congress government is shielding him and scuttling the course of law in the UP. He said AICC general secretary Priyanaka Gandhi and a Ropar-based builder have been influencing the Amarinder government in the matter which was reprehensible.

Chugh demanded action against the jail authorities which were hand-in-glove with Ansari in protecting him.

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