Mafia MLA Mukhtar Ansari is currently kept at number 16 in Mulahija Barrack in Banda Mandal Prison. On the instructions of the jail headquarters, the mafia will remain in it for six days. This barrack can become its permanent destination. He can also be shifted to the number 15 barrack, as he is specially prepared in advance. According to the jail manual, he is first kept in the Mulahija barrack when a gangster arrives. No one can meet him. After 24 hours or as per his convenience, the jail administration shifts him to another barrack.
Earlier, four vehicles of police team convoys from Ropnagar Jail of Rupnagar in Punjab entered the Banda jail premises at 4:30 am on Wednesday. At that time, barricading along both sides, traffic was also stopped. On the other hand, the surrounding area was sealed with increasing security in the jail. With the installation of CCTV cameras at the prison gate overnight, their number has been increased to 50 from 32. It is noteworthy that after about 26 months after the order of the Supreme Court, the mafia Mukhtar has been brought back to Uttar Pradesh. He was shifted to Rupnagar Jail in Punjab on 21 January 2019.