- FIR was registered against Abbas Ansari on Friday
- Ansari made a controversial statement against government officials in a public meeting
- Ansari had contested from Mau Sadar constituency in the Uttar Pradesh elections.
The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday stayed the arrest of Abbas Ansari, son of jailed don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari. An FIR was lodged against Abbas Ansari on Friday for his controversial remarks against government officials at a public rally.
Superintendent of Police (SP), Sushil Bhole said, “Case against Abbas Ansari for violation of model code of conduct under sections 171F (punishment for undue influence or personality in election) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) Has been recorded.” was confirmed.
The High Court in its order has also asked the Election Commission and the Uttar Pradesh government to file an affidavit by April 27.
Ansari had said in a public meeting, if the Samajwadi Party (SP) and its coalition government is formed in Uttar Pradesh, he has asked SP chief Akhilesh Yadav not to transfer government officials for the next six months, as his ‘account’ The book will be be done first.
Later in his defence, Ansari said, “Government officials have unnecessarily harassed the people of UP by filing old issues, their family issues and even by registering fake cases.”
“As per my knowledge, they (government officials) have earned money from this. Hence, an inquiry will be conducted in these cases and that’s why I used that statement,” he said.
Ansari contested from Mau Sadar constituency in Uttar Pradesh as a candidate of SP’s ally Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP).
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