‘Second such incident…’: Owaisi questions Mukhtar Ansari’s death in judicial custody, seeks independent probe

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Mukhtar Ansari’s death has ignited a political storm in the country with Opposition leaders targeting Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government over the deaths of prisoners in the state. After Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi also sought independent investigation in the death of Mukhtar Ansari and called it the “second incident” convicted prisoner has died in judicial custody. 

“I would say that an independent investigation is required and what his family is saying should be taken seriously. It’s the second such incident that a convicted prisoner has died in judicial custody,” AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi told news agency PTI while speaking on the death of Mukhtar Ansari. 

This is a developing story, will be updated with more inputs 

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Published: 29 Mar 2024, 05:36 PM IST

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