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Gangster Atiq Ahmed's Son Killed In Police Encounter In Jhansi

Asad and his father, mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed are both wanted in Umesh Pal murder case of Prayagraj

Atiq Ahmed being shifted to Naini jail
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Jailed Atiq Ahmed's son Asad who is wanted in the Umesh Pal murder case has reportedly been killed in an encounter with Uttar Pradesh police in Jhansi. Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf were produced before the CJM district court in the murder case today.

Another accused, Ghulam, was also shot dead during the encounter with the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force, said Special Additional Director General (Law and Order) Prasahant Kumar. "Asad and Ghulam were wanted in the Umesh Pal murder case of Prayagraj and were carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh each. They were killed in an encounter with the UP STF team," he said.

"The UP STF team was led by Deputy SP Navendu and Vimal. Sophisticated foreign made weapons were recovered from the accused. Further details are awaited," the officer added.

Umesh Pal, a key witness in the 2005 murder case of BSP MLA Raju Pal, and his two police security guards were shot dead outside his home in Prayagraj's Dhoomanganj area on February 24 this year.

Based on a complaint lodged by Umesh Pal's wife Jaya Pal, a case was registered on February 25 against Ahmad, Ashraf, their family members and others.

The FIR was lodged under sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting armed with deadly weapons), 149 (unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object), 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.  Ahmad is also an accused in the 2005 Raju Pal murder case.

(With inputs from PTI)

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