Late on Thursday night, Mafia Mukhtar Ansari, who was a prisoner in Banda, passed away. Dr. Sunil Kaushal, the principal of Rani Durgavati Medical College, stated that Mukhtar’s cause of death was cardiac arrest.

Mukhtar Ansari’s family has claimed that he was poisoned while incarcerated in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh since 2005. Mukhtar claimed that while he was incarcerated, a poison was delivered to him in his food.

Earlier this month, Mukhtar Ansari’s attorney had claimed in court that his life was in danger while he was being held in Banda jail and that he was being fed a deadly chemical in addition to his food.

After Mukhtar Ansari passed away, his corpse was transferred to the Banda Medical College Hospital in Uttar Pradesh for a post-mortem.