GHAZIPUR: Gangster-turned -politician Mukhtar Ansari's wife and their two sons have been booked for allegedly buying two plots of government land in the city illegally and fraudulently, an official said on Monday.
Nine others involved in selling the plots to the trio too have been booked on cheating and forgery charges, a Revenue Department official said.
One of the plots of land, on which Ansari's wife Afsa Ansari and their sons Abbas Ansari and Umar Ansari, have built a hotel in Mahuva Bagh locality, was bought by them on April 29 2005, he said.
The land is located in Mohammadpur area and was marked as barren land in the government records, he said, adding they yet managed to buy the land.
Similarly, another piece of land was illegally bought by Afsa Ansari on September 23, 2005 and she also got its ownership changed in revenue records, he said.
An FIR was lodged in Ghazipur Kotwali police station on Sunday after detailed investigations, lasting over two months, on directions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the official added.