PRAYAGRAJ Gangster-politician Atiq Ahmed’s ill-gotten money was not solely channelised into actual property but additionally invested in diamond mines, resort enterprise and dairies by his companions throughout a number of states of the nation, mentioned police officers.
Atiq’s interrogation revealed names of some huge businessmen who had been his companions in numerous huge tasks, they claimed. He additionally offered particulars about individuals who acquired his ‘benami’ properties in Prayagraj, Lucknow, Delhi, Noida and Mumbai, moreover his investments with completely different merchants in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and plenty of cities in Uttar Pradesh, mentioned an official a part of the probe into Umesh Pal mueder case.
Whereas in jail, Atiq grew to become accomplice of two brothers of Ahmedabad who had been into actual property enterprise. The other companions of Atiq in Gujarat included a businessman of Bohra group and his son who had been lodged in Gujarat’s Sabarmati jail together with Atiq, mentioned officers who questioned Atiq concerning his ‘benami’ properties.
Whereas in Lalitpur jail a number of years again, Atiq invested in diamond mining in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh. Nevertheless, after being shifted to Sabarmati jail in 2019, Atiq even had a financial dispute together with his accomplice who had huge stakes in the diamond mining sector, they added,
Atiq Ahmed additionally had enterprise ties with a giant hotelier in Mount Abu.
The officers additional claimed that Atiq talked about names of many other businessmen in Delhi with whom he was in partnership in companies. These names included a businessman of Rajauri Backyard, a dealer of Shaheen Bagh in Okhla Vihar, proprietor of a dairy in Noor Nagar and two individuals of Zakirbagh space in Delhi. These individuals have Atiq’s ‘benami’ properties in Noida and Delhi, the officers mentioned.
Atiq additionally knowledgeable the police about some ‘benami’ properties in Mumbai about which additional investigations had been being carried out, the officers mentioned.
Investigations about Atiq’s associates in Prayagraj revealed that he was working with Imran Zai, Zeeshan Zai, Mohd Muslim and a few other individuals of Kaushambi in the true property sector. The true property challenge was unfold over 1,000 bighas of land in Beerampur, Bakshi, Lakhanpur, Saidpur, Rawatpur, Karehnda and others areas. Furthermore, Atiq and Ashraf had been operating over eight companies concerned in the true property enterprise in Prayagraj and Lucknow.