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UP: Prayagraj administration demolishes home of gun retailer proprietor

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UP: Prayagraj administration demolishes house of gun store owner

Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA) in Uttar Pradesh picked up its demolition marketing campaign once more on Thursday, sending bulldozers to tear down a two-story home valued at three crores. The constructing that was demolished was within the Chakia space of the Dhumanganj police station and belonged to a gun retailer proprietor, Safdar Ali, who’s allegedly near mafia politician Atiq Ahmed. The gun retailer is in Jhonstonganj. The information got here the day after the demolition of part of the residence the place the previous MP’s absconding spouse Shaista Parveen supposedly resided.

PDA officers stated that the home was illegally constructed. They additional stated that Safdar Ali possessed the property and there was litigation relating to the unlawful constructing since 2020. Ajeet Kumar Singh, the PDA secretary, reported that the choice was taken as a result of the authority had not accredited the constructing’s map.

Singh acknowledged, “The proceedings against the illegal construction were started in 2020. He was served multiple notices and was asked to vacate the house several times. He ignored these notices. Today, the house was demolished by our team.” Ali insisted to be fully oblivious to the proceedings, nonetheless.

“I had no clue,” Ali remarked when talking to the journalists. He continued, “By 11.30 am, I was informed that the house will be torn down and that I should leave. The policemen who arrived here didn’t even provide me with a justification for the demolition.”

He additionally argued that the home belonged to his sons. “The house is not mine; it belongs to my boys. It’s improper that I received a notice. I should be informed of the offence I have committed after an investigation is completed,” he persevered. He added, that the motion was taken in haste with none investigation.

Safdar and his household resisted leaving the constructing. However, the authorities reduce the home’s energy provide and started to brush the neighborhood.

Ali refuted accusations of supplying any weapons or bullets both to Atiq or his aides. “I have absolutely no relations of any kind with Atiq Ahmed or anyone. I believe someone has made a false complaint against me in this regard and that is why this action is being taken,” Safdar stated.

PDA vice-chairman Arvind Kumar Chauhan, nonetheless, maintained that the home was constructed in violation of the norms. “The house was illegally constructed in violation of set norms and is therefore being demolished. Notice was issued to the owner of the house as per norms and all the required process has been followed,” he confirmed.

According to a senior police officer, Ali and Atiq haven’t any identified connection as of now. “We can’t say if he has any connection with Ahmed at this stage,” he proclaimed.

Umesh Pal and his gunner had been killed within the Dhoomanganj space of Prayagraj on February 24. Shaista Parveen, Atiq Ahmed, and their two sons Aizan Ahmed and Aban Ahmed, are accused of the crime. Umesh Pal, in line with the police, was the important thing witness within the 2005 homicide of BSP lawmaker Raju Pal.

Khalid Azeem, alias Ashraf, Atiq’s youthful brother and a former legislator, in addition to two different individuals, are additionally talked about within the FIR.

While Ashraf is incarcerated on the Bareilly Central Prison, Atiq is locked in a Gujarat jail. Shaista Parveen is at the moment on the run, and police raids are being carried out to seek out her.