The Allahabad High Court had rejected Umar’s anticipatory bail application on 13 April. Mukhtar’s second son Abbas Ansari’s appeal to quash the charge sheet filed in the same case was also dismissed by the High Court.
The Supreme Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to Umar Ansari, son of jailed Mukhtar Ansari, in the Evacuee property case. The Allahabad High Court had rejected Umar’s anticipatory bail application on 13 April. Mukhtar’s second son Abbas Ansari’s appeal to quash the charge sheet filed in the same case was also dismissed by the High Court. Abbas is an MLA from Subhaspa.
A Supreme Court bench of Justice AS Bopanna and Justice MM Sundresh also issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on Omar’s petition challenging the Allahabad High Court order. It was argued on behalf of the Ansari brothers that the mutation of the property was in the name of their forefathers prior to their birth. No offense is made out against them. But the counsel appearing for the government opposed these pleas saying that both were also accused of forging their grandmother’s signature, hence a clear offense was made out against them.
Revenue officer Surjan Lal lodged an FIR in this matter on 27 August 2020 at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow. It is alleged that Mukhtar and his sons had usurped the evicted property by making fake documents. According to the FIR, Mukhtar and his sons executed the conspiracy by manipulating the documents. The Allahabad High Court had rejected the petition of both the brothers keeping this fact in mind. The High Court says that this conspiracy was hatched to grab the property. Hence his petition is dismissed. The decision of the High Court was challenged by both the brothers in the Supreme Court.
Let’s know- what is Evacuee property
At the time of partition, the land of those who left India and went to Pakistan, was kept in the evacuee category. This land could be allotted only to those people who left their properties in Pakistan and came here at the time of partition.