Atiq Ahmed Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Death Cause: Shot Dead
Wife: Shaista Parveen
Age: 61 Years

Atiq Ahmed

Other name(s)• Atiq Pehelwaan
• Atique Ahmed
• Ateeq Ahmed
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper (semi-bald)
Political Parties• Samajwadi Party (SP)
Samajwadi Party
• Apna Dal (Kamerawadi)
Apna Dal (Kamerawadi) Flag
• All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM)
All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) logo
Political JourneyMember of Legislative Assembly

1989: Won the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections from the Allahabad West constituency as an independent candidate
1991: Contested and won the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections from Allahabad West as an independent candidate
1993: won the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections for the third time as an independent candidate from Allahabad West
1996: Contested and won the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly from the Allahabad West constituency on a ticket from the Samajwadi Party (SP)
1999-2003: Served as the president of Apna Dal for Uttar Pradesh
2002: Re-elected as an MLA from the Allahabad West constituency on a ticket from Apna Dal (Kamerawadi) party
2012: Contested the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections from the Allahabad West constituency on a ticket from the Apna Dal (Kamerawadi) party
2021: joined the All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party

Note: Atiq filed nominations for various elections while behind the bars. In 2012, he contested the election on a ticket from Apna Dal (Kamerawadi) party because the Samajwadi Party had expelled him and the Bahujan Samaj Party refused to give him a ticket as he was serving his imprisonment in jail. He had filed the nominations from the Basti Jail, Uttar Pradesh and had submitted a bail application at the Allahabad High Court. Although 10 judges rejected his petition, the 11th judge granted him bail. Atiq was released from jail one day before the elections, but he lost the seat to Pooja Pal, a politician.

Member of Parliament

2004-2009: Contested the General elections for the Phulpur Lok Sabha seat on a ticket from the Samajwadi Party (SP) and was elected to the 14th Lok Sabha
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 August 1962 (Friday)
Age (at the time of death) 61 Years
Date of Death15 April 2023
Place of DeathMLN Medical College, Prayagraj
Death CauseShot Dead [1]India Today
BirthplaceAllahabad (now Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac signLeo
SchoolMajidiya Islamiya Intermediate College (MIC) in Allahabad (Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh
Educational Qualification8th Standard

Note: Atiq failed his 10th-grade examinations.
ControversiesCases Where Charges Framed

• 22 charges related to criminal intimidation (IPC Section-506)
• 8 charges related to Murder (IPC Section-302)
• 8 charges related to Attempt to Murder (IPC Section-307)
• 4 charges related to Cheating and dishonesty inducing delivery of property (IPC Section-420)
• 4 charges related to Kidnapping or abducting in order to murder (IPC Section-364)
• 3 charges related to Extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt (IPC Section-386)
• 3 charges related to extortion (IPC Section-384)
• 2 charges related to Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty (IPC Section-332)
• 2 charges related to Forgery for purpose of cheating (IPC Section-468)
• 2 charges related to Putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion (IPC Section-387)
• 2 charges related to House-trespass after preparation of hurt, assault or wrongful restraint (IPC Section-452)
• 2 charges related to Causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender (IPC Section-201)
• 1 charges related to House-trespass in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment (IPC Section-451)
• 1 charges related to voluntarily causing grievous hurt (IPC Section-325)
• 1 charges related to Promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony (IPC Section-153A)
• 1 charges related to Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of capital offence (IPC Section-194)
• 1 charges related to Threatening any person to give false information (IPC Section-195A)
• 1 charges related to Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person (IPC Section-365)
• 1 charges related to Wrongfully concealing or keeping in confinement, kidnapped or abducted person (IPC Section-368)
• 1 charges related to false evidence (IPC Section-193)
• 1 charges related to dacoity (IPC Section-395)
• 1 charges related to Voluntarily causing hurt to extort property, or to constrain to an illegal act (IPC Section-327)
• 1 charges related to Mischief with intent to destroy or make unsafe a decked vessel or one of twenty tons burden (IPC Section-437)
• 1 charges related to Voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery (IPC Section-394)

Cases Where Cognizance Taken

• 19 charges related to Punishment for Rioting (IPC Section-147)
• 19 charges related to Punishment of criminal conspiracy (IPC Section-120B)
• 19 charges related to Intentional insullt with intent to provoke breach of the peace (IPC Section-504)
• 15 charges related to Rioting, armed with deadly weapon (IPC Section-148)
• 13 charges related to Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object (IPC Section-149)
• 13 charges related to Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees (IPC Section-427)
• 11 charges related to voluntarily causing hurt (IPC Section-323)
• 7 charges related to wrongful Confinement (IPC Section-342)
• 6 charges related to Act endangering life or personal safety of others (IPC Section-336)
• 5 charges related to Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention (IPC Section-34)
• 5 charges related to wrongful restraint (IPC Section-341)
• 4 charges related to house trespass (IPC Section-448)
• 3 charges related to Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty (IPC Section-353)
• 3 charges related to cheating by personation (IPC Section-419)
• 2 charges related to criminal trespass (IPC Section-447)
• 1 charges related to Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant (IPC Section-188)
• 1 charges related to making use of any such false mark (IPC Section-488)
• 1 charges related to Negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance (IPC Section-286)
• 1 charges related to Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot-if rioting be committed-if not committed (IPC Section-153)
• 1 charges related to Being member of an unlawful assembly (IPC Section-143)
• 1 charges related to Using as genuine a forged document or electronic record (IPC Section-471)

One of the most Sensational Murders: Raju Pal, a  Bahujan Samaj Party candidate, entered politics in 2002, threatening the political careers of Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf alias Khalid Azim. Ashraf contested the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections from the Allahabad West constituency on a Samajwadi Party ticket in 2004, the same year that Atiq was elected as a Member of Parliament from Phulpur (also known as Phoolpur). Ashraf lost the election to Raju Pal, which further intensified their political differences and eventually escalated into a personal conflict.
Raju Pal
On 25 January 2005, as Raju was driving home from Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital, Allahabad, a car overtook his Qualis car. A gang came out of the car and attacked him. Reportedly, Raju was shot dead with around 18 bullets along with two other men named Sandeep Yadav and Devi Lal. Atiq Ahmed was accused of being the mastermind behind his murder.

The Killing of a Key Witness in a Criminal Case: After Raju Pal was murdered, his widow, Pooja Pal (also spelt as Puja Pal), filed an FIR against Atiq Ahmed and his younger brother Ashraf. Reportedly, in 2007, Raju Pal's brother-in-law Umesh Pal, who was the key witness in the case, was abducted and threatened by the goons of Atiq Ahmed not to testify in court.
Umesh Pal
Following this incident, Umesh filed an FIR against Atiq and Ashraf at Dhoomanganj Police Station in Allahabad (now known as Prayagraj). In December 2008, the Raju murder case was transferred to he state’s crime branch. In 2011, Atiq’s brother Ashraf was arrested. On 24 February 2023, Umesh Pal was shot dead near his home in Dhoomanganj's Sulem Saray locality, allegedly by individuals linked to Atiq Ahmed. As per reports, attackers threw crude bombs at Umesh Pal and his two gunners, followed by firing rounds at them. After Umesh's murder, his widow, Jaya Pal, lodged an FIR against 27 people, including Atiq Ahmad, his wife, Shaista Parveen, two sons, brother Khalid Azeem aka Ashraf, and others. They were booked under sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly), 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Explosive Substances Act and the Criminal Law Amendment Act.

The SHUATS Campus Incident: On 14 December 2016, Atiq and his aides allegedly assaulted the employees of the Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHUATS). The attack was purportedly in retaliation for taking action against students who had been caught cheating in an examination. Reportedly, a video of Atiq beating the SHUATS' teachers and employees went viral. On 10 February 2017, Atiq was arrested by the Allahabad Superintendent of Police on the Allahabad High Court’s orders. [2]Hindustan Times He was locked up in the Naini Central Prison (or Naini Jail) in Uttar Pradesh [3]ThePrint and was shifted to Deoria jail in April 2017.

Kidnapping and Assaulting a Businessman in Deoria Jail: After being shifted to Deoria jail, Atiq was clouded in another controversy. He was accused of kidnapping and assaulting a Lucknow-based businessman named Mohit Jaiswal. According to reports, Mohit was kidnapped from the Gomti Nagar area of Lucknow by aides of Atiq Ahmed in his SUV and was taken to Deoria jail, Uttar Pradesh, where Atiq Ahmed and his son Umar assaulted him for refusing to pay extortion money. Mohit, in an interview, claimed that Atiq forced him to transfer a property worth Rs. 48 crores to his associates while torturing him in jail. After this case, Atiq was accused by two other businessmen of kidnapping and assaulting them in Deoria jail. Following such accusations, the government ordered the Deoria jail administration on 31 December 2018 to shift Atiq to Bareilly prison. [4]ThePrint In June 2019, Atiq was shifted from Prayagraj Central Jail to the Sabarmati Jail in Ahmedabad. [5]The Times of India

Life Sentence in the Umesh Pal kidnapping case: On 28 March 2023, a court in Prayagraj found Atiq Ahmed and two others guilty in the 2006 Umesh Pal kidnapping case; special MP-MLA court judge Dinesh Chandra Shukla held Atiq Ahmad, Saulat Hanif, a lawyer, and Dinesh Pasi guilty in the case under Indian Penal Code section 364-A (kidnapping or abduction in order to murder). However, seven others, including Atiq Ahmed's brother Khalid Azim alias Ashraf, were acquitted in the case. Atiq Ahmed was brought from a Gujarat prison to Prayagraj following a 24-hour road journey by the Uttar Pradesh police on 27 March 2023. On 24 February 2023, Umesh Pal was shot dead while he was getting out of the backseat of a Hyundai Creta SUV in Prayagraj; two police bodyguards, accompanying Umesh Pal, were also killed in the shootout. [6]NDTV
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear, 1996
Wife/SpouseShaista Parveen (politician)
Atiq Ahmed's wife, Shaista Parveen
ChildrenSon- 5
• Aizan Ahmed
• Aban Ahmed
• Ali Ahmed
Atiq Ahmed's son Ali Ahmed
• Umar Ahmed
Atiq Ahmed's son Umar
Asad (killed in an encounter by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) in Jhansi on 13 April 2023) [7]India Today
Atiq Ahmed's son Asad Ahmed

Note: Asad was wanted in Umesh Pal murder case and had a bounty of Rs 5 lakh on his head. [8]India Today
ParentsFather- Haji Firoz Ahmad
SiblingsBrother- Ashraf alias Khalid Azim alias Khalid Azeem Ashraf (politician; younger brother)
Atiq Ahmed's younger brother Ashraf Ahmed
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
• Cash: Rs. 5,26,700
• Bank Deposits: Rs. 1,01,52,759
• Bonds, Debentures & Shares in Companies: Rs. 20,00,000
• Motor Vehicles: Rs. 32,76,000
• Other Assets & Weapons: Rs. 20,64,856

Immovable Assets
• Agricultural Land: Rs. 6,31,58,000
• Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 7,86,10,000
• Commercial Buildings: Rs. 1,25,00,000
• Residential Buildings: Rs. 9,56,70,000

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2014. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor). [9]MyNeta
Net Worth (approx.)Atiq Ahmed’s net worth for the financial year 2014 was estimated to be Rs. 26 crores. [10]MyNeta It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors).

Atiq Ahmed

Some Lesser Known Facts About Atiq Ahmed

  • Atiq Ahmed was an Indian politician who was elected as a member of the legislative assembly in Uttar Pradesh for five consecutive terms. He was a former Member of Parliament (MP). Atiq is infamous for having more than 100 criminal cases charged against him including the murder of Raju Pal, a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate. On 15 April 2023, Atiq and his brother were shot dead by three unidentified men. At the time of the incident, Atiq and his brother were having a conversation with the media at the premises of MLN Medical College in Prayagraj.
  • After failing his 10th-grade examinations, Atiq crossed paths with a gangster named Chaand Baba in Allahabad (now Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh. Atiq joined his wing and immersed himself in the workings of the crime world. While working with the gang of Chaand Baba, Atiq Ahmed’s ambitions surpassed those of his mentor, and he began to envision a future where he would outshine even Chaand Baba. In 1989, Atiq carried out the ultimate betrayal and murdered Baba and thenceforth he became one of the most notorious and feared gangsters in all of Allahabad.
  • Before becoming a politician, Atiq worked as a contractor, property dealer, and agriculturist.
  • On 8 August 2002, Atiq Ahmed, who was a Member of the Legislative Assembly from Allahabad West, was attacked with a bomb during a court hearing, but he survived. According to sources, he was jailed due to his longstanding feud with Mayawati. While talking about this attack in an interview, Atiq Ahmed alleged that Lalji Shukla, the Superintendent of Police, and Mayawati, the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, were responsible for the attack; however, some sources claim that Atiq had planned the attack himself to gain national attention.