Former Uttar Pradesh MP and strongman Ateeq Ahmad was Monday transferred to high-security Sabarmati central jail here in Gujarat from the Naini jail in Uttar Pradesh on directions of the Supreme Court, an official said. Ahmad was brought to Ahmedabad from Varanasi on a flight in the morning, they said. Ahmad’s son Umar, who was also on the flight, said: “My father was brought here through a flight from Varanasi. He was taken to Sabarmati jail from the airport.” In April, the Supreme Court had ordered shifting of of the former MP to the Sabarmati jail from the Naini central jail where he was lodged for kidnapping and assaulting a businessman in the Deoria prison. The SC order came after businessman Mohit Jaiswal had filed an FIR in December last year alleging that he was kidnapped from Lucknow 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.
Ateeq shifted to Sabarmati jail in Gujarat