Alld HC directs transfer of probe in SHIATS assault case to Irfan Ansari
ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad high court on Wednesday directed state government to transfer the investigation of SHUATS assault case to Irfan Ansari former SP crime Allahabad who was earlier investigating the case.
The Court asked state government to apprise it with action taken against supporters of Atiq Ahmad who entered into SHIATS campus with arms in their hands, whose faces are clearly visible in photographs annexed with the petition.
During the course of hearing, state government informed the court that so far in 6 criminal cases in which Atiq Ahmad is accused, it has moved application for cancellation of his bail. Further, government will form a team of most competent officers in state who will monitor progress of investigation and will ensure expeditious trial of all the criminal cases filed against Atiq Ahmad.
A division bench comprising chief justice DB Bhosale and justice Yashwant Varma passed this order while hearing a writ petition filed by SHUATS security officer Ram Kishan Singh.
The petitioner approached the court to provide security to him as he has serious threat to his life from former MP, Atiq Ahmad.
On December 14, 2016, Ahmad along with his henchmen allegedly barged into the SHUATS campus in Naini area and assaulted the staff members of the institute for taking action against two students who were debarred from taking the examination after they were caught cheating.
On February 10, the high court had summoned criminal history of Ahmad and also directed the Allahabad SP to arrest all accused persons in the case. The police arrested the former MP on February 11. He was then remanded in 14-day judicial custody and he was sent to jail.
Earlier, court had asked DGP, UP to propose name of a competent officer to whom investigation of the case may be transferred. After which, investigation of the case was transferred to Irfan Ansari, then SP crime, Allahabad but later on, Ansari was transferred and investigation of the SHUATS assault case was given to another police officer.
The Court has fixed March 8 as next date of hearing.