Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday claimed that the encounter of Atiq Ahmed’s son Asad and his aide Ghulam, wanted in the Umesh Pal murder case, by the Special Task Force in Jhansi has foiled their plan to help the jailed gangster-politician escape from police custody. failed. ,
Sharing more details about the operation, the state’s Special Director General (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar revealed that teams of civilian police and special forces were deployed after Assad’s intelligence input of a plan to free his father Ateeq Ahmed by ambush. was deployed. The police convoy of the gangster-turned-politician was being brought to Uttar Pradesh for trial.
“We had information that the police convoy bringing accused Atiq and Ashraf back to UP in the (Umesh Pal murder case) case may be attacked to help them escape. In view of this information, the civilian police and special forces Teams were deployed,” said Prashant Kumar.
#Watch , Prashant Kumar, Special DG, Law and Order, Uttar Pradesh gave details of encounter of Umesh Pal murder accused Asad, gangster Atiq Ahmed and Ghulam’s son by STF in Jhansi today pic.twitter.com/62S5RL5TUD– ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) April 13, 2023
How did Jhansi encounter happen?
Revealing how the encounter took place, Kumar said that based on information, two teams were deployed and Asad was intercepted while he was on a bike with his associate Ghulam. “Acting on the information, both were killed in retaliatory firing at around 12:30 pm and 1 pm,” Kumar said. The Special Task Force carried out the entire operation.
He said that special teams have been formed and the matter is being continuously monitored after the murder of Umesh Pal. “A major incident took place in Prayagraj on February 24, in which some miscreants killed a witness by firing and throwing bombs,” said a senior police officer.
“Two uniformed personnel were also killed in the incident,” he added. “Since then the police formed special teams, which swung into action on several occasions. Armaan, Asad, Guddu and Sabir were identified in connection with the incident and a reward of Rs 5 lakh was declared on their heads,” the police said. ”
Assad, Ghulam shot dead in Jhansi
Earlier today, Asad and Ghulam, wanted in the Umesh Pal murder case of Prayagraj, were killed in a police encounter in Jhansi. There was a reward of five lakh rupees on each of these. Foreign-made weapons have been recovered, police said.
“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 five lakh each; Navendu in Jhansi killed in encounter with UPSTF team led by DSP and DSP Vimal. Foreign-made sophisticated weapon recovered,” UP STF said.
Meanwhile, the Prayagraj Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on Thursday sent gangster-turned-politician Ateeq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf to four-day police custody in connection with the Umesh Pal murder case.
Umesh Pal’s mother thanks UP CM for giving justice
Shanti Devi, mother of slain lawyer Umesh Pal, on Thursday thanked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and expressed her commitment to the Uttar Pradesh government for delivering “justice” after Asad, son of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed, was killed in an encounter. Expressed full confidence. In Jhansi.
Shanti Devi, mother of advocate Umesh Pal, who was killed in broad daylight in Prayagraj, said, “I thank CM Yogi ji for giving justice and appeal to him to give us justice further. We have full faith in the CM.” Year.
Umesh Pal’s widow Jaya Devi also thanked the Chief Minister. “I thank the Chief Minister who took such a decision. He punished the murderers of his daughter’s husband. This is justice. I hope that whatever the Chief Minister does, he will do well. I express my gratitude to the Chief Minister who is like a father.”
CM Yogi praised UP STF
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath chaired a high-level meeting on ‘law and order’ after gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed’s son Asad was killed in an encounter. CM Yogi also praised the team of Special Task Force (STF) involved in the shootout.
According to the Chief Minister’s Office of Uttar Pradesh, CM Yogi was informed about the encounter by the Principal Secretary (Home). A report was also placed before the Chief Minister on this whole matter. “After the encounter of former MP Atiq Ahmed’s son Asad and his associate, CM Yogi Adityanath took a meeting regarding law and order. CM Yogi praised the UP STF as well as the DGP, Special DG Law & Order and the entire team,” the CMO said in a statement.
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.