NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant anticipatory bail to Ali Ahmed, son of Uttar Pradesh strongman and former MP Atique Ahmed, in an extortion case.
The apex court said that despite being a student of law, Ali did not follow it. The court will take up the matter in the second week of July.
Earlier, the Allahabad high court had rejected his application for anticipatory bail in the case registered against him for demanding extortion money of Rs 5 crores from a property dealer.
In December last year, Zeeshan alias Janu, the property leader, filed a police complaint in Prayagraj district for allegedly demanding the extortion and giving death threats to him.
Ali is on run since then and the police have announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for information leading to his arrest.
He reportedly pointed a gun at Zeeshan and asked him to transfer a property in the name of his mother. When Zeeshan refused, Ali and his aides thrashed the businessman and even opened fire at him, but he escaped narrowly.
Atique is currently lodged in Sabarmati jail in Gujarat.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court deferred for June 29 the hearing on Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind’s petition seeking directions to the Yogi Adityanath government to stop demolition of properties.
The petition alleges that the UP government demolished several properties without following due process and pleaded with the court to issue direction to authorities to ensure that no property is razed without following the procedures.
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