Madhya Pradesh govt rejects bureaucrat’s application to meet Abu Salem

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government on Friday dismissed an application moved by Guna additional district magistrate (ADM) Niyaz Ahmed Khan for allowing him to stay in jail with gangster Abu Salem.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) members staged a demonstration in Guna appealing to the state government to reject his application.

“Today, he wants to meet Salem, tomorrow he would ask permission to go to Pakistan for writing a book on Dawood Ibrahim and his girlfriend,” said Pramod Bhargav, VHP district secretary in Guna.
The organisation has threatened to hold a statewide protest if Khan’s application was processed for sanction.
Khan had created a flutter among top bureaucrats and law enforcement agencies in the state by seeking permission to spend a month with underworld don in Taloja jail, Navi Mumbai so that he can write a book on the Salem-Monica Bedi affair.

“I have come to know that my application has been dismissed… will discuss the matter with higher-ups once I get the denial letter and grounds,” Khan said.
He is posted as additional district magistrate in Guna and has finalised the title for his book: ‘Love Demands Blood’.

He had submitted his application to the general administration department (GAD), which was sent it to chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Among the things, Khan wanted to find out by spending time with Salem in prison was whether he felt true love for Monica and how much he misses her.