Uttar Pradesh, India: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Member of Parliament (MP) Afzal Ansari is set to lose his Lok Sabha membership after Ghazipur MP/MLA Court sentenced him to 4 years imprisonment in a kidnapping and homicide case, alongside his brother and former MLA Mukhtar Ansari on April 29. Furthermore, the Court sentenced Mukhtar Ansari to 10 years imprisonment and imposed a Rs 5 lakh nice.
Afzal Ansari is set to lose his Lok Sabha membership u/s 8(3) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, as he has been sentenced to greater than two years imprisonment. Afzal Ansari appeared earlier than the Court in particular person, whereas his brother appeared for sentencing by means of video conferencing. Security has been elevated in Ghazipur in view of the decision within the case towards the Ansari brothers.
The case towards the BSP MP was registered beneath the Gangster Act after he was booked for his involvement within the homicide of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Krishnanand Rai in 2005. Krishnanand Rai was an MLA from Muhammadabad and was shut to Manoj Sinha, who was a minister for 5 years in a Union Government from 2014-2019. Afzal Ansari defeated Manoj Sinha to grow to be the MP of Ghazipur.
The killing of Krishnanand Rai in November 2005 was one of the vital sensational political murders in historical past. Krishnanand Rai was killed together with six of his different companions within the mayhem. Unfazed by the regime, the killers fired a complete of 400 bullets. After the autopsy, 67 bullets have been found and extracted from the our bodies of the deceased.
It is pertinent to be aware that u/s 8(3) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, “a person convicted of any offence and sentenced to imprisonment for no less than two years shall be disqualified from the date of such conviction and shall continue to be disqualified for a period of six years since his release.”