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Mayawati also hit out at the Samajwadi Party, terming Atiq Ahmed as its “product” (File photo: PTI).
Umesh Pal, the main witness in the 2005 BSP MLA Raju Pal murder case, was shot dead in Prayagraj on 24 February.
Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Monday said her party will expel Shahista Praveen, wife of mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed, named in the murder of a key witness in the BSP MLA Raju Pal murder case, if she is found guilty during the investigation. is found.
He also accused the Samajwadi Party, terming Atiq Ahmed as its “product”.
There are reports of registration of an FIR against Atiq Ahmed’s son and his wife in connection with the murder of lawyer Umesh Pal and his gunner, an important witness in the Raju Pal murder case in Prayagraj. BSP has taken serious note of this. The BSP has decided that Shaista Parveen, wife of Atiq Ahmed, will be expelled from the party as soon as she is found guilty in the ongoing investigation.
“It is also well known that Atiq Ahmed is a product of the Samajwadi Party from which he became an MP, MLA etc. That’s why it is not right to do any politics in this guise.
“It is also known that BSP does not punish any innocent person for the crime committed by his family or community. It is also true that the party does not promote criminal elements of any caste or religion.
Umesh Pal, the key witness in the 2005 BSP MLA Raju Pal murder case, was shot dead in Prayagraj on February 24. One of his gunners was also injured in the firing, who later died.
The prime accused in the Raju Pal murder case is mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed, who is currently lodged in a Gujarat jail.
Based on a complaint lodged by Umesh Pal’s wife Jaya Pal, a case was registered at Dhumanganj police station (Prayagraj) against Atiq Ahmed, his brother Ashraf, wife Shaista Parveen, two sons, Guddu Muslim and Ghulam and nine others.
He was charged under sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offense committed in prosecution of common object), 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) A case was registered under. Sections 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Explosive Substances Act and the Criminal Law Amendment Act.
Jaya Pal had alleged that her husband Raju Pal was the prime witness in the murder case. In 2006, Ateeq Ahmed and his associates allegedly abducted her and forced her to give a statement in their favor in court. Umesh Pal had filed a complaint in this regard and the matter was going on in the court.
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