After spending over two years in a Punjab prison, gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari was brought back to UP's Banda jail early Wednesday morning.
He was ferried in an ambulance guarded by a strong posse of security personnel throughout his 900-km journey from Rupnagar to Banda.
The Uttar Pradesh Police took custody of the 57-year-old BSP MLA after a Supreme Court order.
The five-time MLA will cool his heels in barrack number 15 of the Banda district jail, where he was lodged in the past before being shifted to Punjab.
He will be guarded by three security personnel round-the-clock inside the barrack, which will be blocked for other inmates.
The legislator from Mau in eastern Uttar Pradesh is facing 52 cases in the state and elsewhere.