Prayagraj: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday killed an alleged shooter of the Atiq Ahmed gang during an encounter in Kaudiyara area of Prayagraj in connection with the Umesh Pal murder case. According to reports, the shooter, who was seriously injured during the encounter, succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital, which has been identified as Vijay Chowdhary alias Usman.
The slain shooter is said to be the first of the assailants who attacked Umesh Pal and his security guard on February 24 this year. After the encounter, he was taken to Swaroop Rani Nehru Medical Hospital but he died on the way. The UP police had earlier announced a reward of Rs 50,000 on Usman.
Significantly, the main witness of the BSP MLA Raju Pal murder case, Umesh Pal and his police security guard Sandeep Nishad were shot dead outside their house in Dhumanganj area of Prayagraj.
Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed is the prime accused in the Raju Pal murder case and is currently lodged in a Gujarat jail. On Sunday, the UP Police had announced a reward of Rs 2.5 lakh each for arresting or giving information about the five people involved in the murder of Umesh Pal.
Based on the complaint of Umesh Pal’s wife Jaya Pal, a case has been registered against Atiq Ahmed, his brother Ashraf, his wife Shaista Parveen, two sons, associates Guddu Muslim and Ghulam and nine others at Dhumanganj police station.
Reward declared on all the accused
The Uttar Pradesh Police has announced a reward of Rs 2.5 lakh each on all the five accused in the Umesh Pal murder case. Director General of Police (DGP) DS Chauhan said on Sunday that a reward of Rs 2.5 lakh has been declared on the five accused in the case, Asad, Arma, Ghulam, Guddu Muslim and Sabir. The Allahabad High Court has canceled the bail of Farhan, accused of murdering BSP MLA Raju Pal and two security personnel in broad daylight.
Farhan was granted bail by the Sessions Court on 24 November 2005. Farhan has 26 criminal cases against him, including three cases of murder, three cases of kidnapping, two cases of murderous assault and rape of a minor.
Apart from this, cases are also registered against him under Gangster Act, Goonda Act and SC/ST Act. order to release the accused on bail,” the court said.
The Allahabad High Court also denied bail to dreaded criminal Mohammad Ashraf alias Khalid Azim, younger brother of Bahubali mafia don Atiq Ahmed, in a 2015 murder conspiracy case. Rejecting the application, the court said that there are 51 serious criminal cases registered against the accused. He is also an accused in the recent murder of Umesh Pal, an eyewitness to the Raju Pal murder case.
The Allahabad High Court had earlier also rejected the bail application of Atiq Ahmed’s son Ali Ahmed in the 2021 extortion case. The court said that extending “such a criminal” on bail “would be a danger not only to the witnesses but also to the society”. Thursday.
In a related development, the property of one of the accused in the murder of a key witness in the murder of BSP MLA Raju Pal was also frozen in Prayagraj. Earlier one of the accused – Arbaaz – was shot dead in the exchange of fire near Nehru Park area in Prayagraj’s Dhumanganj. ADG Law and Order Prashant Kumar had said, ‘Accused Arbaz was shot dead during an encounter near Nehru Park in Dhoomanganj, Prayagraj. monday.
He said, “Arbaaz died during treatment at the hospital. The UP administration and police have launched a campaign against all such miscreants, gangsters and mafia. Action is also being taken against those who give shelter to such people.”