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SC takes note of assault on businessman by ex-MP in jail, seeks report from UP govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Tuesday took note of an alleged incident of former kidnapping a in a jail in and assaulting and forcing him to transfer his business.

A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and S K Kaul considered the alleged incident and asked the government to file a status report within a week.

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.

The administration recently raided the where Ahmed was lodged after filed an FIR on December 28 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.

Senior Vijay Hansaria, who is assisting the bench as an amicus curiae along with Sneha Kalita, and Upadhyay told the court that there were over 20 heinous cases pending against the former and still he had the audacity to kidnap the into the jail.

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

The combined assets of the firms were worth Rs 45 crore, the FIR said, adding that Atiq 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: Tue, January 08 2019. 18:30 IST