Father arrested for planning attack on politician son

June 21st, 2008 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Allahabad, June 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police Saturday arrested Hazi Firoz Ahmad for allegedly engineering an attack on his criminal-turned-politician son Atiq Ahmad in 2002. The police charge sheet states that the attack was a drama enacted by the father-son duo to gather public sympathy for Atiq’s political career. Atiq is an MP from Phoolpur.

Firoz was arrested after the district court issued a non-bailable warrant against him. The court ordered Firoz’s arrest after he failed to appear before it on several occasions.

The court remanded him to judicial custody till July 5.

Atiq was attacked with bombs Aug 7, 2002, while being produced before a court.

The accused in the attack, Eqlakh, had confessed before the police that Atiq and Firoz had asked him to manage the attack, ensuring that nobody was harmed.

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