Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 5 (ANI): A special MP/MLA court in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi will deliver verdict in 32-year-old Awadhesh Rai's murder case on Monday at around 2 PM, in which gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari is the prime accused.

Ahead of the judgement, security has been tightened at court premises and in the sensitive areas of the city.

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Earlier, the Special Court concluded the hearing after arguments on May 19, reserved its order, and fixed June 5 as the date to deliver it.

On August 3, 1991, Congress leader and brother of Former MLA Ajay Rai, Awadhesh Rai, was shot dead outside Ajay Rai's house in Varanasi.

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In this case, Ajay Rai had named Mukhtar Ansari, Bhim Singh and former MLA Abdul Kalim, in the FIR.

On May 17, a Ghazipur MP/MLA Court acquitted Mukhtar Ansari accused in a case of conspiracy of a murder attempt in Uttar Pradesh's Mohammadabad area in the district.

In 2009, Mir Hasan filed a case of attempt to murder against Ansari under 120B. A case under section 307 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against Ansari at Mohammadabad police station in Ghazipur. (ANI)

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