New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court on Wednesday acquitted all accused, including politician Mukhtar Ansari, and five others in the murder case of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai. Among the acquitted are also Ansari’s brother Afzal Ansari. Also Read - Mukhtar Ansari Denied Food, Water During 15-Hour Journey From Punjab to UP, Alleges Brother

Krishnanand Rai was murdered along with six others in Ghazipur on November 2005. The CBI had then chargesheeted gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari in the case. Also Read - Mukhtar Ansari's Wife Writes To President Kovind, Seeks Security For Him During Transfer from Punjab to UP

Mukhtar Ansari has as many as 50 criminal cases against him and has been lodged in jail since 2005. He has been elected five times from the Mau Assembly constituency. In 2010, he was expelled from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for indulging in criminal activities. Also Read - BSP leader accuses BJP of foul play in RS polls