Allahabad High Court today granted bail to former MP Atiq Ahmed, who is contesting the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections from Allahabad(West) seat on Apna Dal ticket.
The court said Atiq may be released from jail if there is no other case pending against him.
Justice D P Singh accepted the bail petition of Atiq, who is presently in Naini jail under a Gangster Act case lodged in the Doomanganj police station in Allahabad.
Atiq is in jail since Mayawati came to power in 2007 in different cases. He is also the prime accused in the BSP MLA Raju Pal murder case.
It has been said in the petition that Atiq has been granted bail in all other cases.