A CBI team has carried out a series of raids at the residence and office of mafia don turned SP politician Atiq Ahmad in Allahabad on Wednesday, reports Times Now.
#BREAKING: CBI has raided mafia don Atiq Ahmed residence in Allahabad.
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Reportedly, the CBI officials have carried out raids with a heavy police deployment near SP leader Atiq Ahmad’s residence located at Atala area in Allahabad.
Speaking to Times of India, Brajesh Kumar Shrivastav, SP city, confirmed that a CBI team had conducted raids at Atiq’s house and his office premises.
CBI registered an FIR against Atiq Ahmad
The Central Bureau of Investigation had registered a case against former Samajwadi Party MP Atiq Ahmed and 17 others after real estate dealer Mohit Jaiswal had accused them of kidnapping and assaulting him inside a prison in December 2018.
An FIR has been filed by the Uttar Pradesh government against former Samajwadi party MP Atiq Ahmad on the direction of the Supreme Court on charges of extortion and kidnapping businessman Mohit Jaiswal.
The Samajwadi Party leader, Atiq Ahmed had allegedly beaten up real estate businessman Mohit Jaiswal in Deoria Jail in Uttar Pradesh and had demanded extortion money from the businessman.
Jaiswal had accused SP leader of kidnapping him from Lucknow and alleged that he was forcibly taken to Deoria Jail. When he reached Atiq Ahmed’s barracks, he was asked to sign away his four companies worth Rs 40 crore to Ahmad. Jaiswal had said that he was thrashed by Ahmed himself and his goons inside the jail when he refused to do so.
Following the incident, the Supreme Court had directed to shift former MP to a high-security jail in Gujarat. However, Mafia-turned-politician was still lodged in Naini Central Jail and was not shifted to a high-security prison in Gujarat, despite a recent Supreme Court order to make the shift.