Atique Ahmed

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Atique Ahmed

अतीक अहमद

عتیق احمد
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
2004–2009
Constituency Phulpur
President of Apna Dal for Uttar Pradesh
In office
1999–2003
Constituency Uttar Pradesh
Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
(1989-1991) (1991-1993) (1993-1996) (1996-2002) (2002-2004)
Constituency Allahabad West
Personal details
Born 10 August 1962 (age 55)
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Political party

Samajwadi Party,

Bhartiya Janata Party,

Independent
Spouse(s) Shaista Parveen (M.1996)
Residence Chakiya, Allahabad
Alma mater

10th Pass

10th Pass MIC From Allahabad In 1979
Occupation Politician, Contractor, Builders, Property Dealer, & Agriculture.
Website http://www.atiqueahmed.com/

Atique Ahmed (born 10 August 1962) is an Indian politician. [1][2][3] In 2004-2009, he was an SP member of the 14th Lok Sabha from the Phulpur (Lok Sabha Constituency) in Uttar Pradesh. From 1999-2003 he was the president of the Apna Dal, founded by Sone Lal Patel.[4]

According to his affidavit in 2014 elections, he has declared that there are now no cases pending against him.[5] The most sensational murder was that of BSP MLA Raju Pal, who had defeated Atique's brother Ashraf in the 2004 Uttar Pradesh state legislature elections.

Ahmed has fought several elections from jail, lodged under various charges.[6][7] On 15 December 2016, he was arrested once again for assaulting staff of the Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences.[8]

2009 General Elections[edit]

In the 2009 General Elections, Aatiq Ahmad was allowed to run for election (since he was yet to be convicted in any case).[9] However, the Samajwadi Party had expelled him in 2008, and Mayawati refused him a ticket under BSP,[10] so he stood from the Apna Dal party from Pratapgarh, but he lost (ranked fourth).[11]

Elections in 2012 and 2014[edit]

In Uttar Pradesh Elections 2012, Ahmed fought under the Apna Dal banner from the Allahabad (West) constituency. He filed his nomination from jail.[12] He had appealed for bail but 10 judges of the Allahabad High Court refused to hear the case. The 11th judge finally took up the matter and he was released on bail before the Elections.[6] However, the seat went to Raju Pal's widow, Puja Pal.

In 2014, he was taken back into the Samajwadi Party and fought the National Elections from the Shrawasti (Lok Sabha constituency). He managed to secure a quarter of the votes, but lost by nearly a lakh votes to Daddan Mishra of the BJP.

Controversies[edit]

SHUATS assault case[edit]

On December 14, 2016, Atiq and his henchmen had allegedly assaulted the staff members of Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences for taking action against two students who were debarred from taking examination after they were caught cheating. The video of Atiq Ahmad beating the SHUATS teacher and employees was widely circulated on the internet. On February 10, 2017, the Allahabad High Court summoned the criminal history of Atiq and also directed the Superintendent of police of Allahabad to arrest all the accused in the case. The police arrested Atiq on February 11 after which he was remanded to 14-day judicial custody.[13] He is currently lodged in Deoria jail.

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