Who is Aryaka Akhouri, DM in viral face-off with Mukhtar Ansari’a brother?

DM Aryaka Akhouri hails from Bihar and pursued her education there before moving to Delhi for higher studies.

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Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari was laid to rest at the Kali Bagh burial ground in Ghazipur on Saturday. He was buried near his parents' graves. Security was tight around Ansari's residence and the burial site to manage the large crowds, with police and paramilitary forces deployed.

Mukhtar Ansari, aged 63, suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away while receiving treatment at Banda Medical College.

However, a video went viral showing Mukhtar's brother, Afzal Ansari, engaged in a heated argument with DM Aryaka Akhouri regarding the burial ground for Mukhtar Ansari. Afzal Ansari claimed that no permission was needed to provide soil for the burial. He gave an open challenge to the authorities to stop him from doing the ritual. In response, DM Aryaka Akhouri warned of taking action.

Who is DM Aryaka Akhouri?

DM Aryaka Akhouri hails from Bihar and pursued her education there before moving to Delhi for higher studies. She completed her Master of Science from Delhi University and later cleared the civil services exam and became a 2013 batch IAS officer. Aryaka Akhouri was appointed in Ghazipur in 2022, having previously served as CDO and Joint Magistrate in Varanasi and Meerut. She also worked as the Education Secretary in Lucknow.

Ban on wearing jeans

Aryaka Akhouri is known for her strict nature. One of his decisions had gone viral across the social media platform. In fact, he had banned government employees from wearing jeans and T-shirts. Everyone had to follow her order and everyone started coming to the office in formal clothes.