'They Killed A Caged Lion': UP Constable Suspended For Hailing Gangster-Turned Politician Mukhtar Ansari On WhatsApp Status

'They Killed A Caged Lion': UP Constable Suspended For Hailing Gangster-Turned Politician Mukhtar Ansari On WhatsApp Status

DCP Shanker mentioned, "Upon receiving approval from the EC, we will proceed with the suspension and pursue necessary legal measures."

Rahul MUpdated: Monday, April 01, 2024, 10:21 AM IST
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DCP Abhijeet Shanker | X, Lucknow Police

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh police has initiated action against its constable posted at Bakshi-ka-Talab police station after it was found that he had put up a WhatsApp status in support of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, who passed away on Thursday in Banda hospital.

DCP Abhijeet Shanker of the North District stated, "Given the implementation of the model code of conduct, the police department has begun communicating with the Election Commission to request permission for the suspension of Constable Faiyaz Khan." He further said, "The constable has breached the regulations outlined in the police service manual and has demonstrated behavior inconsistent with disciplinary norms."

Shanker mentioned, "Upon receiving approval from the EC, we will proceed with the suspension and pursue necessary legal measures." Regarding the incident, he stated, "The inspector at BKT police station notified us about the WhatsApp status, prompting our investigation."

According to reports, Constable Faiyaz Khan allegedly supported Mukhtar Ansari on his WhatsApp status, and his colleagues have revealed that he harboured doubts about Ansari's death.


According to reports, some of Khan's colleagues shared screenshots of his WhatsApp status on social media. The alleged screenshots read, “The parents and grandparents of those people whose pants would turn wet on hearing the roar of a lion…They are now hailing the Baba and singing his praises.”

“He will also remain forever in the hearts of people. Dear heart, don’t feel sad about his death. None had the power to fight him face to face. They killed the lion deceitfully after putting him in a cage. Goodbye, the lion of Purvanchal. #Mukhtar_Ansari,” Khan had written on his WhatsApp status.

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Upon the screenshots circulating widely on social media, the Lucknow police promptly took action and commenced disciplinary proceedings against the police constable.

Mukhtar Ansari, 63, a former MLA with over 60 criminal cases pending in UP and Punjab, died at Banda Medical College after suffering a cardiac arrest. Prohibitory orders were imposed in UP, along with special police deployment. Ansari had complained of abdominal pain.

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