New Delhi, March 1: Gangster and five-time Uttar Pradesh MLA, Atiq Ahmad on Wednesday knocked the doors of the Supreme Court, against his transfer to UP jail from Gujarat in connection with the Umesh Pal murder case.Ahmad, in his petition, filed before the Supreme Court, sought directions to the Central and UP government to restrain them from taking him from central jail Ahemdabad to Prayagraj or any part of UP.
Ahmad wanted that the UP Police should question him in Ahmedabad, keeping in view his apprehensions that he will be killed in an “encounter”, Ahmad said, in his petition filed before the Supreme Court.
If at all, he be shifted to UP, for questioning in Umesh Pal murder case, it should be under the security of central forces, his plea said.
Ahmad further said that the Central and UP governments be directed to protect his life and also ensure that no physical or bodily injury or harm is done to him, in any manner whatsoever during the police custody/ remand/ interrogation.
Ahmad, further claimed that the Chief Minister of UP Yogi Adityanath, without any investigation merely on the basis of suspicion, has made a statement on the floor of the State Assembly that he (Ahmad) will be destroyed and eliminated completely.”There is a genuine and perceptible threat to the life of the petitioner and his family members. He along with his entire family has been roped in as accused in the murder of one Umesh Pal,” Ahmad said, in his petition filed before the apex judiciaryAhmad, in his petition, claimed that he genuinely apprehends and believes that he may be killed in fake encounters on one pretext or the other by UP police.”It is a deep political conspiracy against him and his family members,” his counsel said in the petition.
Ahmad was MLA 5 consecutive times and one time elected MP. Some local leaders who are holding important chairs in the UP government couldn’t accept the induction of his wife into the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and her name in Mayoral elections as BSP candidate because they know their fate in local bodies election as well in the forthcoming parliamentary elections in 2024, he said.”So they have conspired the murder plan of the deceased, Umesh Pal who is complainant in a case against him (Ahmad) in which, his evidence got recorded 6 year ago. It may be noted that there is no motive for him to kill Umesh Pal, because the trial is going to end in next month and there was nothing left to be done by Umesh Pal in the trial.
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