The Uttar Pradesh Government suspended a Deputy Superintendent of Police of UP Police for allegedly approving an arms license for gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari.
DSP Krishna Pratap Singh is presently posted in Bahraich district of the state who was given suspension orders.
Additional Director General (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said, “Singh had recommended an arms license for Mukhtar when he was posted as a station house officer at the Kotwali police station in Mau district.”
Singh was promoted to a Deputy Superintendent of Police in 2015. He has been posted in Bahraich since last March.
Last month, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court sentenced Ansari to seven years imprisonment in a 19-year-old case after finding him guilty of threatening and pointing a revolver at the jailer while he was lodged in Lucknow district jail in 2003. Ansari is lodged in Banda Jail.
The high court bench passed the order on an appeal filed by the state government against a special court’s verdict in December 2020 acquitting the former MLA in the case.