BSP MLA from Banda and his wife suffered a heart attack.
Jail Superintendent of Banda, Ram Sewak Chaudhary said that Ansari suffered a heart attack while meeting his wife in the prison and she too developed chest pain.
They were rushed to Banda district hospital in two ambulances.
After his condition continued to not improve, he and his wife were both shifted to Lucknow for better care. "We demand a high-level inquiry", charged one of his close relatives, who reportedly lives with Ansari's wife in a rented house near the jail to supply him with home food and support his lifestyle.
Taking note of the incident, CM Yogi Adityanath assured that the MLA would be given best treatment and that he wished him a quick recovery.
Meanwhile kin of the mafia don, who is facing 18 court cases related to murder, extortion, abduction and other crimes, said that they were waiting for the two to recuperate completely. He was brought to Banda district jail about eight months ago.
The gangster-turned-legislator Mukhtar Ansari from Mau constituency had been in various jails in the state since 2015 under various sections of the IPC.
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