Allahabad HC summons criminal history of Atiq Ahmad
Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Friday summoned criminal history of Atiq Ahmad and has directed SP Allahabad to arrest all accused in SHIATS case.
The Court also directed SP Allahabad to file progress of investigation in the case.
The Court also made it clear that if Atiq wants to surrender in this case, he can surrender before High Court and no other Court shall consider his surrender application till next date of hearing and fixed February 13 as next date of hearing
The Bench comprising Chief Justice DB Bhosale and justice Yashwant Varma passed the order while hearing a petition filed by Ram kishan Singh, a security officer of SHIATS.
In the petition it was alleged that police was not investigating this case properly and petitioner had approached district authorities to provide security to him but till date no security was provided by the district administration.
During the course of hearing, petitioner’s counsel informed the Court that petitioner wants to withdraw this petition. On which Court declined Petitioner’s request and said that if petitioner does not want to contest this case, Court will treat this petition as a PIL and will proceed suo motu in this case.
On last occasion, Court had asked the SP, Allahabad to remain present in the Court to apprise it with the progress of investigation. However, when SP informed the Court that police has conducted raids to arrest Atiq and other accused in this case but was unsuccessful in catching them. The Bench said that if SP, Allahabad can not arrest accused than it will recommend for his transfer from Allahabad to some other place and if police officers are unable to catch accused then it will direct some other agency to arrest accused in this case.
It is to recall that on December 14, 2016, Former MP Atiq Ahmad, along with his henchmen, allegedly barged into the campus of SHIAT in Naini area and assaulted the staff and management officials of the institute for taking action against two students who were debarred from examination after they were caught cheating during examination.