Gangster-Turned-Politician Atiq Ahmed's Son Asad Killed in Encounter with UP
The Uttar Pradesh police encountered and
killed Asad Ahmed, who was the son of the infamous gangster-turned-politician
Atiq Ahmed, in Jhansi. Asad was wanted in the murder case of lawyer Umesh Pal,
who was a witness in the 2005 murder of BSP MLA Raju Pal. Asad was on the run
since he was captured by a CCTV camera during the attack on Pal. Asad and his
co-accused, Ghulam, had a reward of ₹ 5 lahks on their heads. During the
encounter, Ghulam fired at the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force team, and as a
result, both of them were killed in the police's retaliatory action.
Wanted Murder Suspect Asad Ahmed Killed in Police Encounter in Jhansi
According to police sources, Asad had fled to Lucknow after the killing of Umesh Pal. After leaving Lucknow, Asad Ahmed traveled to Kanpur and Meerut before arriving in Delhi. From there, he made the decision to go to Madhya Pradesh but was stopped by the police in Jhansi while trying to cross the state border on a motorcycle. Asad was reportedly in disguise. According to sources from the police department, they received information about Asad's location from a source who was associated with Atiq Ahmed's gang.
Atiq Ahmed's son was killed in an encounter on the day of his court appearance
The encounter happened on the day when Atiq Ahmed was presented before the court for the same murder case, and he was subsequently sent to judicial custody for a duration of 14 days. Atiq Ahmed, a gangster-turned-politician with over 100 cases against him, was convicted last month in a kidnapping case and sentenced to life imprisonment. The case pertains to the abduction of Umesh Pal in 2006, which is 17 years prior to his eventual killing.
Atiq Ahmed claims police conspiracy after son's encounter death
Atiq Ahmed, who has had to attend court hearings in Uttar Pradesh multiple times, is once again the focus of attention following Asad's death. Atiq Ahmed has been making repeated allegations that the Uttar Pradesh police plans to gun him down in a staged encounter. He told reporters yesterday that he was safe because of the media. "It's because of you (the media) that I am safe," he said while being brought to Prayagraj for a court date.
Guddu Muslim and Sabir on the Run as police intensify search in Umesh Pal's Case
After today's encounter, four people linked to Umesh Pal's murder have been gunned down According to reports, the police are currently searching for two individuals in connection with the incident, namely Guddu Muslim, who is said to have thrown a bomb during the shooting, and Sabir, who is believed to be another shooter. Additionally, Atiq Ahmed's wife, Shayista, is reportedly on the run from authorities.
Uttar Pradesh police under fire after encounter killings of Asad and Ghulam, linked to Atiq Ahmed's gang
The encounter killings of Asad and Ghulam come against the backdrop of the gangster's apprehensions of a staged encounter. Extensive media coverage of the case and the gangster's allegations has been ensured due to the case's high-profile nature. The encounter has raised questions about Uttar Pradesh's law and order situation and the government has come under strong criticism from the opposition.
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