New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate is getting ready to tighten the noose round Umesh Pal homicide accused Atiq Ahmed weeks after no arrests have been made in reference to the incident, sources instructed ABP Information. The federal company had filed a case of cash laundering towards the gangster-turned politician however apart from one motion taken 15 months in the past, there was no new improvement within the case.
However the ED has now ready to renew the proceedings of the case and Joint Director Jitendra Singh has already reached Prayagraj.
As per the sources, the federal enforcement company has traced Atiq’s wealth value greater than Rs 100 crores in Prayagraj, Lucknow and half a dozen different cities.
ED’s proceedings is not going to be restricted to Atiq but additionally his members of the family and associates.
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In November 2021, the federal company seized properties value Rs 8 crores, from Prayagraj’s Phulpur city, beneath his spouse Shaista’s identify which was purchased for Rs 4 crores.
ED’s Prayagraj unit has been probing the cash laundering case.
It’s anticipated that Atiq, who’s presently lodged in Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati jail, could possibly be introduced again to Uttar Pradesh in the course of the case proceedings, although the company should search the court docket’s permission for a similar.
On the instructions of the Supreme Court docket, Atiq was transferred to Gujarat from UP in 2019.
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The cash laundering case towards Atiq will likely be resumed after it was shelved following Joint Director Rajeshwar Singh, heading the probe, took voluntary retirement from the service to contest for Meeting polls.
In the meantime, the Uttar Pradesh Police doubled the reward to Rs 5 lakhs for anybody offering data resulting in the arrest of 5 accused, together with Atiq’s son Ahmed, within the case.
The important thing witness in BSP MLA Raju Pal’s homicide in 2005 in Prayagraj, Umesh Pal was shot lifeless within the metropolis’s Dhoomanganj space on February 24 exterior his dwelling whereas he was returning again from giving his ultimate statements within the Raju Pal’s case.