Big blow to Atique Ahmed from HC, bail pleas of operatives rejected
Big blow to Atique Ahmed from HC, bail pleas of operatives rejected

Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has rejected the bail pleas of Zafarullah, Zaki Ahmed and Mohammad Farooq, three operatives of former SP MP Atique Ahmed, in a case of kidnapping real estate businessman Mohit Jaiswal and taking him to Deoria jail, beating him and forcibly signing various documents. Along with this, the court has also ordered the trial court to complete the trial of the case in one year.

The order was passed by a single bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh while hearing separate bail applications filed by Zafarullah, Zaki Ahmed and Mohammad Farooq. Senior advocate HGS Parihar, appearing for the accused, argued that the plaintiff has continuously improved his statements, so there is a contradiction in his statements. At the same time, opposing the bail on behalf of the CBI, it was said that all the accused involved in this incident, including Atique Ahmed, are dangerous criminals, due to which all the witnesses have been kept under the Witness Protection Program. In view of the seriousness of the case, the Supreme Court ordered the CBI to investigate the matter.

On December 29, 2018, real estate businessman Mohit Jaiswal lodged an FIR in the case. According to this, Atique, who was detained in Deoria jail, kidnapped him from Gomti Nagar through his henchmen. He was taken to Deoria jail on the strength of a tent. Atique asks him to sign a plain stamp paper. He refused, on which Atique, along with his son Umar and henchmen Gufran, Farooq, Ghulam and Irfan, beat him wildly with tents and iron rods. As soon as he became unconscious, he made a signature on stamp paper and got property worth about 45 crores in his name. Atique's henchmen had also looted the businessman's SUV.   

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