Weapons seized from Mukhtar Ansari's son Abbas Ansari in New Delhi.
Weapons seized from Mukhtar Ansari's son Abbas Ansari in New Delhi.

Court restrains UP police from arresting jailed lawmaker Mukhtar Ansari's son in arms case

ANI | Updated: Oct 19, 2019 16:00 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct 19 (ANI): The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Saturday restrained the state police from arresting Abbas Ansari, an international shooting player and son of jailed lawmaker Mukhtar Ansari, in connection with recovery the of arms from his possession.
The Lucknow Police had seized six weapons and 4,431 cartridges from Abbas's residence in the national capital on Thursday.
During the course of proceedings, Ansari's counsel, Siddharth Sinha, submitted before a division bench of Justices Shabihul Hasnain and Rekha Dikshit that the FIR was not sustainable in Uttar Pradesh as the matter pertained to Delhi.
He also contended that no banned arms were recovered and the arms which were seized were issued after obtaining due legal permission.
Considering the facts of the case, the bench prima facie found that there was no need to arrest him.
The court directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file a counter affidavit in three weeks. It passed the order on the petition moved by Abbas Ansari. (ANI)

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