Mukhtar Ansari, a former MLA, was convicted on Wednesday and given a two-year prison term for threatening a jailer and pointing a gun at him by the Allahabad High Court’s Lucknow bench.
The order was issued by Justice DK Singh after the Uttar Pradesh government’s appeal was accepted.
The case had begun in 2003 when jailer SK Awasthi of Lucknow District Prison filed a FIR with the Alambagh police, stating that he had been threatened for directing a search of visitors who had come to visit Ansari in custody.
In addition, Awasthi claimed that Ansari had abused him and pointed a gun at him.
Ansari was cleared in this matter by a trial court, but the government filed an appeal.
Ansari is presently lodged in Banda prison.