Atiq Ahmed: A Prayagraj court held gangster Atiq Ahmed guilty in the kidnapping of Umesh Pal in 2006. Atiq Ahmed, an Uttar Pradesh criminal turned politician, was given a life term and fined Rs 5,000.. Khalid Azim, one of the seven people who were exonerated in the case, is the brother of Atiq Ahmed. Earlier, Atiq Ahmed’s seek for protection while in the custody of the UP police was denied by the Supreme Court. In relation to the 2006 kidnapping of Umesh Pal, a crucial witness in the BSP Lawmaker Raju Pal’s murder case, Atiq Ahmed made an appearance in a Prayagraj court today.
Atiq Ahmed and his brother were transported to the Naini Central Prison in Prayagraj
However, the Supreme Court panel permitted Atiq Ahmed to seek protection from the Allahabad High court when he claimed that his life was in danger while being held by the UP Police. “This court will not become involved in this case. The right to file the proper application with the High Court is granted. All legal requirements for procedure will be fulfilled “According to news agency PTI, the Supreme Court panel made the statement. Atiq Ahmed and his brother were transported to the Naini Central Prison in Prayagraj on Monday under tight security after a 24-hour road trip from Gujarat.
Raju Pal a BSP lawmaker, was killed in 2005
Outside the municipal court in Prayagraj, where the hearing for the kidnapping case of Umesh Pal was scheduled, large crowds could be seen. Atiq Ahmed was taken before the court while being heavily guarded. As crowds gathered on both sides of the road, footage from outside the court shows a lengthy police cavalcade transporting the gangster-turned-politician in big vans. Raju Pal, a BSP lawmaker, was killed in 2005. Umesh Pal went to the police and said he had witnessed the murder. In 2006, Umesh Pal claimed that he was abducted at gunpoint when Atiq Ahmed pressured him to change his police statement. Atiq Ahmed, his brother, and four other people were the subjects of a FIR filed by the police.