CBI conducts raids at residence, office of Ex Samajwadi Party MP Atiq Ahmed

Lucknow, July 17 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday conducted raids at the residence and official premises of former Samajwadi Party MP Atiq Ahmed in connection with extortion case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has already registered a case against the former Samajwadi Party MP from Uttar Pradesh on charges of abduction and assault of real estate dealer Mohit Jaiswal in December 2018.

The raids are being conducted a day after the investigative agency has filed a charge sheet against Zafar Ullah, a close associate of Ahmed, for allegedly orchestrating the abduction of a businessman from jail.

Police and Rapid Action Force (RAF) have been deployed outside the residence of former Samajwadi Party MP, Atiq Ahmed. A raid is underway at his residential premises. No one is allowed to enter inside the premises.

The case was registered last month following a direction of the Supreme Court, an official said.

Jaiswal was abducted from Lucknow and taken to Deoria jail, where he was allegedly assaulted by Ahmed and his aides, who were lodged there, and forced to transfer his business to them, the CBI FIR claimed.

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