Cavalcade with Atiq Ahmed reaches Naini JailMarch 27, 2023 18:36
Gangster-politician Atiq Ahmed was brought to the Naini Central Jail in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh Monday evening amid tight security arrangements.
The police cavalcade bringing him from a prison in Gujarat reached the Naini Jail at 5.30 pm.
A large posse of police personnel was posted at the main entrance of the Naini Central Jail and the entry of outsiders into the jail premises was stopped.
A battery of journalists thronged the area to cover the event.
Ahmed will be produced before a court on Tuesday, when it is likely to pass an order in a 17-year-old kidnapping case in which the former MP is an accused.
He has been brought to Prayagraj in compliance with the court's orders, Police Commissioner Ramit Sharma said.
Ahmed, a former Samajwadi Party MP from Phulpur, was shifted to the Sabarmati Central Jail in Gujarat in June 2019 following a Supreme Court order after he was accused of orchestrating the kidnapping and assault of real estate businessman Mohit Jaiswal while in prison in Uttar Pradesh.
He is named in more than 100 criminal cases, including the recent Umesh Pal murder case, police said. -- PTI
IMAGE: The convoy of Mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed on way to Prayagraj jail. Photograph: ANI Photo