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Court rejects parole application of Atiq Ahmad

Atiq Ahmad had sought release on the ground that he will be contesting Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi, therefore, he should be released for a short time so that he could canvass.

lucknow Updated: Apr 30, 2019 01:51 IST
Jitendra Sarin
Jitendra Sarin
Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
At present, the special court (MP and MLA) is hearing as many as 26 criminal cases against Atiq Ahmad.
At present, the special court (MP and MLA) is hearing as many as 26 criminal cases against Atiq Ahmad.(PTI)
         

Special Judge (MP and MLA) declined to release mafia don-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad on short term bail/parole, on Monday.

Ahmad had sought release on the ground that he will be contesting Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi, therefore, he should be released for a short time so that he could canvass.

Rejecting the bail application filed by Ahmad, special judge (MP and MLA) Pawan Kumar Tiwari said the grounds mentioned by the petitioner were not sufficient to grant him short term bail/parole. According to district government counsel (criminal) Gulab Chandra Agrahri, after hearing arguments of both petitioner and state, the court had reserved its order, which was announced later in the day.

Ahmad had moved court on April 27.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is BJP candidate from Varanasi parliamentary seat where voting will be held on May 19.

At present, the special court (MP and MLA) is hearing as many as 26 criminal cases against Atiq Ahmad.

First Published: Apr 30, 2019 01:51 IST

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