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Atiq: UP police take mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed to Prayagraj from Gujarat’s Sabarmati jail amid high security | India News – Times of India

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EW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday came to the Sabarmati central jail in Ahmedabad on Sunday and took gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed to Prayagraj amid tight security.
Atiq Ahmed will be produced before a court on March 28 when it passes an order in a kidnapping case in which he is an accused. Atiq has been accused of orchestrating the kidnapping and assault on a real estate businessman, Mohit Jaiswal, while in jail.
On December 28, 2018, Jaiswal had filed an FIR stating that he was kidnapped from Lucknow and taken to a jail where he was assaulted by Atiq and his aides and forced to transfer his business to them. The incident had taken place at Deoria jail in UP. Later, the case was handed over to CBI which had filed a chargesheet on December 31, 2020 in the case and indicted Atiq and his son Umar along with others.

Ahmed, a former Samajwadi Party MP, has been lodged in the Sabarmati central jail since June 2019. He was shifted there from his home state as per the Supreme Court’s order.
Atiq and his family are in the news after their names cropped up in the recent murder of lawyer Umesh Pal, a prime witness in the 2005 BSP MLA Raju Pal murder case.
Atiq has been named in 100 cases, while his brother Ashraf has 52 cases, wife Shaista has three, and sons Ali and Umar Ahmad have four and one cases, respectively, against them.


Atiq Ahmed’s prison transfer: High-security barrack in Prayagraj prison to become his new home

Earlier this month, Ahmed had moved the Supreme Court for protection, claiming that he and his family were falsely implicated in the Umesh Pal murder case in Prayagraj and he may be killed in a fake encounter by the Uttar Pradesh Police.
“Court has fixed March 28 as the date for the pronouncing the verdict in an old kidnapping case. All the accused have to be produced before the Court in this matter. To produce Mafia Atiq Ahmed before court, an accused in this case, a Police team has been sent to Sabarmati jail,” the Commissioner said.
DG (prisons) Anand Kumar said that preparations have been made for Atiq in the Prayagraj jail. The jailed politician will be kept in a high-security barrack with a round-the-clock CCTV camera for surveillance.
“Mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed will be kept in isolation in a high-security barrack at the jail. His cell will have a CCTV camera. Jail staff will be chosen and deployed on the basis of their records, they will have body-worn cameras,” Kumar said.
“Prayagraj Jail office and Jail HQ will monitor round the clock through a video wall. DIG Jail HQ is being sent to ensure all the arrangements at Prayagraj Jail,” he added.
Teams of Prayagraj police had recently seized huge cache of arms and cash around Rs 70 lakh from and old office building belonging to Atiq near Karbala crossing in Prayagraj.
(With agency inputs)

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