Hyderabad: AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday accused the BJP of conducting encounters and killing people in the name of religion. Owaisi, a vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, criticized the BJP after news of the Jhansi encounter in which Asad, son of gangster-politician Atiq Ahmed, wanted in the Umesh Pal murder case, spread like wildfire across news channels and social media. ,
The AIMIM leader also wanted to know from the BJP whether you would shoot the killers of Junaid and Nasir as well? He said, ‘Will the BJP also shoot those who killed Junaid and Nasir? No, because you (BJP) counter in the name of religion. You want to weaken the rule of law, face the Constitution, the AIMIM MP said while addressing a gathering in Telangana’s Nizamabad, according to news agency ANI.
#Watch , Will BJP also shoot those who killed Junaid and Nasir? No, because you (BJP) counter in the name of religion. You want to weaken the rule of law, face the Constitution: AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi in Telangana’s Nizamabad pic.twitter.com/vHGRTTeXWU– ANI (@ANI) April 13, 2023
Naseer (25) and Junaid alias Juna (35), residents of Ghatmika village in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district, were allegedly abducted and their bodies later burnt in a fire pit at Loharu in Haryana’s Bhiwani earlier this year. Had met in the car. Junaid had a criminal record of cattle smuggling and had five cases registered against him in different police stations.
Aide Asad killed in encounter in Jhansi
Atiq Ahmed’s son Asad was killed in an encounter with the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force in Jhansi. The police gave this information on Thursday. Asad was killed along with Ghulam, both wanted in the Umesh Pal murder case of Prayagraj. There was a reward of five lakh rupees on each of these. Special Director General (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said, “Asad and Ghulam were wanted in Prayagraj’s Umesh Pal murder case and carried a reward of Rs 5 lakh each. They were killed in an encounter with the UP STF team.”
The encounter took place on a day when Ahmed was produced in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Prayagraj in a murder case and was sent to 14-day judicial custody.
How UP STF tracked Asad?
Visuals show two bodies lying near a motorcycle at the site of the alleged encounter. Later an ambulance took them away. STF officials said Asad and Ghulam were on the run after the killing of Umesh Pal on February 24. Several teams of STF were deployed to nab them. Officials said that on Thursday, they were trying to escape on a motorcycle when they were stopped by a team of STF in Jhansi.
foreign made weapons recovered
UP police said, “Foreign-made sophisticated weapons have been recovered from the accused.” The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force team was led by Deputy Superintendents of Police Navendu Kumar and Vimal Kumar. “Mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed’s son Asad and Ghulam’s son Maqsudan, both wanted in Prayagraj’s Umesh Pal murder case and carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh each; Martyred in encounter with UPSTF team led by DSP Navendu and DSP Vimal in Jhansi. State-of-the-art foreign-made weapons recovered, UP STF said.
Atiq Ahmed, Ashraf sent to judicial custody for 14 days
Meanwhile, a Prayagraj court on Thursday sent gangster-turned-politician Ateeq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf to 14-day judicial custody in the Umesh Pal murder case. The two were produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate Dinesh Gautam at 11.10 am amid heavy security and remained in the court for over two hours during the arguments.
Advocate Vikram Singh, counsel for Umesh Pal’s wife Jaya, said that Ahmed and Ashraf alias Khalid Azim will be kept in Prayagraj’s Naini Jail till April 26.
Singh said that the arguments on his application for police custody are yet to be completed.
Message for criminals: UP Deputy Chief Minister
Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya lauded the State Special Task Force on the encounter of Assad and his associate and termed the action as a “message to criminals”. Speaking to ANI, Maurya said, “I congratulate UP STF for this action. Police retaliated when they (Asad and his associate Ghulam) fired at them.” “It is a message to criminals that this is new India. It is the Yogi government in UP, not the Samajwadi Party which is in power, which gave protection to criminals,” he said.