UP: Govt determined to establish rule of law, says Deputy CM Pathak after ED raids against Ansaris

Updated: Aug 18 2022 8:22PM

Lucknow, Aug 18 (PTI) After the Enforcement Directorate conducted multi-city raids as part of a money laundering investigation against jailed gangster-turned politician Mukhtar Ansari, the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday said it was determined to establish rule of law and end organised crime.

Ansari, a five-time former MLA, is currently lodged in jail at Banda in Uttar Pradesh.

"Our government is determined to establish rule of law in the state. No criminal or organised crime will be allowed here. We have empowered our forces and agencies and they are free to take legal action against such elements," Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak told reporters when asked about the ED action against Ansari.