SC shifts Atiq Khan to Gujarat jail from UP, asks CBI to probe role of former MP in kidnapping of bizman

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the alleged kidnapping and torturing of a businessman by former MP and gangster Atiq Ahmed and his aides.

0The bench headed by Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi transferred Ahmed to a Gujarat jail from Uttar Pradesh jail. It also ordered the suspension of jail officials who helped the accused inside Deoria jail.

The apex court further asked Uttar Pradesh government to provide details of all 106 criminal cases filed against Ahmed in four weeks.

Last year in December, businessman Mohit Jaiswal accused Atiq, his son and his five aides of kidnapping and assaulting him. Following which, an FIR was registered and the police had arrested the two accused in the case.

“I was thrashed inside the jail by the accomplices of Atiq Ahmed. Forcefully my four companies were transferred in the name of two associates of Ahmed. I was also made to sign on 10-15 plain papers and they also made me leave my Fortuner vehicle in the jail,” read the first information report (FIR) against Ahmed.

Jaiswal had also alleged that accomplices of Ahmed have threatened him and his men of dire consequences.