Gangster-turned politician Atiq Ahmed is being moved from a jail in Gujarat to Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. The 60-year-old had refused to maneuver, fearing for his life, sources had mentioned. The previous MLA from Uttar Pradesh — at the moment in Gujarat’s Sabarmati jail — fears he might be killed, both by a staged accident or an encounter, whereas being taken to Prayagraj, sources mentioned. He meant to hunt sentencing by video convention in a kidnapping case.
Brajesh Pathak, the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, mentioned, “We’re following the orders of the courtroom. Regardless of the courtroom says might be executed. These sorts of talks do not matter”.
Atiq Ahmed’s sentencing within the Umesh Pal kidnapping case is due on March 28. One other man allegedly concerned within the homicide case was shot in an encounter earlier this month.
Earlier in the present day, Atiq Ahmed refused to return out of the Sabarmati jail when the Uttar Pradesh Police crew reached to take him into custody. Sources mentioned the crew had an extended dialogue with the jail authorities, who informed them that clearance from the Supreme Court docket was wanted to take his custody. The 60-year-old has been lodged there on the behest of the highest courtroom, sources mentioned.
Atiq Ahmed is the principle accused within the homicide case of BSP legislator Raju Pal, which occurred in 2005. He’s additionally accused of killing Umesh Pal, the prime witness within the homicide.
Umesh Pal was kidnapped in 2005 and later launched. On the final day of listening to within the kidnapping case, February 24, he was killed. A video of the daylight homicide was extensively circulated, pushing Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to say that he would destroy crime syndicates within the state.
On March 14, Vijay Chaudhary alias Usman, the person who fired the primary shot at Umesh Pal, was gunned down in an encounter with Prayagraj police.
Sources mentioned Atiq Ahmed’s authorized crew was below the impression that the sentencing was to occur by video conferencing they usually have simply been knowledgeable in any other case. He could be taken to Prayagraj by highway, in a police van — a journey of greater than 30 hours.Sources within the authorized crew mentioned the method of making ready the manufacturing warrant was executed in a really secretive method.
Sources had mentioned Atiq Ahmed’s lawyer will file an software within the Allahabad Excessive Court docket shortly asking that just like the listening to, the courtroom’s determination even be pronounced via video conferencing.His brother Ashraf Ahmed, who’s lodged in a jail in Bareilly, will to be taken to courtroom.
“The Chief Minister will need to have informed him (UP Minister JPS Rathore) earlier the place and the way the automobile could be overturned. When you take assist from Google and America, they may present how and when the automobile was overturned,” alleged Samajwadi Social gathering chief Akhilesh Yadav in a dig at Yogi Adityanath, when requested concerning the matter.
Atiq Ahmed, a former MP and five-time MLA from Uttar Pradesh, is accused in additional than 100 instances.