Atiq to be brought to UP tomorrow; to be produced in court

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Lucknow, Feb 2 (UNI) Phoolpur MP and mafia dom Atiq Ahmed, arrested by the Delhi Police from the national capital on Thursday evening would be brought to Allahabad tomorrow, police said today.

Additional director general of police (Crime/Law and Order and STF) told UNI that the MP would, most probably, be brought to Allahabad tomorrow morning. Police sources, meanwhile, said he could be brought by Prayag Raj Express which leves New Delhi tonight.

Atiq was produced before a local court in New Delhi which remanded him in police custody for two days. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjiv Jain remanded the MP in the custody of DCP (DAP) 3rd Battalion for two days.

After this, he would be produced before the concerned court of Special Judge (Gangster Act) at Allahabad.

The court said Atiq should be provided with adequate security and produced before the designated court.

The expelled Samajwadi Party MP wanted for the murder of a BSP legislator, was arrested from the Pitampura area of northwest Delhi on Thursday after being on the run for nearly eight months.

Atiq is sought by the UP Police in connection with the murder of BSP MLA Raju Pal in January, 2005. He had been expelled from the SP in January this year for his alleged involvement in the murder, and was carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head. The UP police has secured a non-bailable warrant against him in connection with the case.

The UP police had rushed a team of Special Task Force (STF) to take custody of Atiq.

Police said they might go for a 'narco' test of the expelled Samajwadi Party MP.

Atiq had alleged that there was threat to his life from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and it was for this reason that he was not surrendering to the state police.

Earlier, Mayawati had accused Congress leaders of conspiring to eliminate her and claimed that they were ''patronising'' Ahmed whom she dubbed as a mafia don.

The police have declared Atiq and his cousin as absconders and nine cases have been registered against them.

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