Mukhtar Ansari is an Indiapolitician from Maunath Bhanjan or Mau in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. He has many charges against him and currently he is under police custody from last 7 years(December 2005 onward) for the hearing of the case of murder of former mohammadabad legislature shri krishnanand rai,he was first in ghazipur district jail, but was later transferred to Agra central jail and Tihar jail in Delhi, on the request of Member of parliament from Varanasi and bjp leader Murli Manohar Joshi for threat to Lok sabha election(general elections in India) in years 2009. . Most recently he won the Mau seat in the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly election, 2012 as a Quami Ekta Dal candidate for the record fourth time. He is one among many such criminal-politicians in Uttar Pradesh.
Mukhtar Ansari was perhaps the most notable of a group of "Robin Hood"-type bosses who gained prominence in the 1990s. The grandson of an early president of the Indian National Congress, Dan Morrison of The New York Times characterizes him as "the man to see if you needed money for your daughter’s wedding (a crushing burden on poor families) or a government posting for your son. It's said his influence kept the power flowing — and the electric looms running — in the textile-producing districts around Ghazipur when others endured extended blackouts. In the assembly, he and his opponents battled with rhetoric; on the street they fought with guns for control of lucrative government contracts."
Brajesh Singh was spotted in the Varanasi-Ghazipur area and the feud allegedly still continues.Brajesh singh was recently arrested on 24 Jan 2008 at Bhubaneswar, Orissa, where he was living under a different identity as a builder and had been running a real estate business in the city.