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Assault on businessman by ex-MP in jail: SC to consider UP govt's report on Apr 23

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Thursday said it will consider on April 23 the report submitted by the government on kidnapping and assault of a allegedly by former in a jail.

A bench of was told by Vijay Hansaria, who is assisting the bench as an amicus curiae, that the report filed by the indicates the was kidnapped by Ahmed.

Hansaria said it has been found in the report that CCTVs of the jail complex were not working at the relevant time, and the jail manual not followed.

"We will consider the report on the next date of hearing on April 23," the bench said.

The top court was hearing a PIL filed by seeking a life ban on politicians convicted in criminal cases besides the setting up of special courts to expeditiously try cases involving elected representatives.

In the previous hearing, the court was told by Hansaria that there were over 20 heinous cases pending against the former and still he had the audacity to kidnap the into the jail.

The administration had recently raided the where Ahmed was lodged after filed an FIR on December 28, 2018 alleging that he was kidnapped from and taken to the prison where he was assaulted by the jailed don and his aides and was forced to transfer his business to them.

Lucknow-based realtor had alleged that he was tortured and forced to transfer five of his firms in the names of the former lawmaker and his jailed son.

The combined assets of the firms were worth Rs 45 crore, the FIR said, adding that Ahmed also took away the car of and other belongings before releasing him.

Later, the ordered shifting of the former to district jail.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 14:45 IST