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Allahabad High Court gives nod to anticipatory bail to driver of former MP Atiq Ahmed

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The Allahabad High Court approved anticipatory bail in the case of demanding extortion money of Rs 5 lakh by Mohd Umar alias Makkhi, the driver of former MP Atiq Ahmed.

The anticipatory bail application has been filed by Mohd. Umar @ Makkhi, in Case Crime No. 689 of 2020, under Sections 386, 352, 323, 504, 506, 120-B I.P.C., Police Station Dhoomanganj, District Prayagraj.

The counsel for the applicant contended that co-accused, Ali Ahemad, has been granted anticipatory bail by this Court in Criminal Misc. Anticipatory Bail Application U/S 438 Cr.P.C. No.6589 of 2020. The case of the Applicant stands on identical footing, hence the applicant is also entitled to anticipatory bail on the ground of parity, the applicant has definite apprehension that he may be arrested any time.

This order has been given by Justice Siddharth after hearing Advocate Mohammed Sahab Ali.

A FIR has been lodged at Dhumanganj Police Station by Zaid against Petitioner and 5 others including Atiq Ahmad alleging extortion of Rs 5 lakh and threatening to withdraw the old suit.

The anticipatory bail application filed to avoid the arrest of the petitioner said that in the same case, the bail of the co-accused has been approved. The petitioner fears that he may be arrested at any time.

The Court, while granting anticipatory bail, directed the petitioner to abide by the bail provision.

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