New Delhi: 

In a bid to unravel a nexus between the gangsters and jail authorities, a workforce of Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday questioned don-turned-politician Ateeq Ahmed in Sabarmati jail in its probe into the alleged kidnapping and assault of a Lucknow-based businessman.

A workforce of senior CBI officers questioned the previous Samajwadi Party MP within the jail premises in Ahmedabad for his function within the kidnapping and assault involving Lucknow-based businessman Mohit Jaiswal.

The company official stated with out the connivance of the jail authorities, no insider would have entered the jail premises.

The official stated Ateeq Ahmed was questioned as to how he managed to deliver the businessman contained in the jail premises and who from the jail authorities helped him.

This isn’t the primary time that the nexus between the gangsters and jail authorities have come to the fore in Uttar Pradesh.

Jaiswal, an actual property seller, was kidnapped on December 26 final yr from Lucknow and brought to the Deoria jail the place he was assaulted by jailed Ahmed and his aides and was pressured to switch his enterprise to them.

Ahmed was then jailed in Deoria jail on the time of the incident. He was later transferred to the Sabarmati Jail in Ahmedabad in June this yr.

The CBI has registered the case on the Supreme Court order of April 23, 2019 and named Ahmed, his son Umar Ahmed and 15 others within the case. The CBI has charged them with kidnapping, extortion, felony intimidation, felony conspiracy, dishonest, forgery and theft.

The company has additionally arrested a number of different accused within the case, together with a detailed relative of Ahmed, Zaki Ahmed.

Ahmed was a Samajwadi Party MP within the 14th Lok Sabha representing Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh from 2004 to 2009. He was a five-time MLA and has been in jail since February 11, 2017.

In the previous, Ahmed was related to political events together with Samajwadi Party and Apna Dal (Sonewal faction).

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