By India Today News Desk: Umesh Pal’s mother Shanti Devi said the killing of Asad, the son of gangster-politician Atiq Ahmed, in a police encounter was a “tribute” to her slain son. Asad, wanted in the Umesh Pal murder case, was gunned down by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) in Jhansi on Thursday.
Speaking to reporters after the encounter, Umesh Pal’s mother extended her gratitude to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for serving justice and said that she had full faith in the CM and the UP government.
“This is a tribute to my son,” said Umesh Pal’s mother.
“I thank CM Yogi Ji for serving justice and I appeal to him to give us justice in the future too,” she said.
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Asad, who had a bounty of Rs 5 lakh on his head, was killed in an encounter led by Deputy SP Nuvendu and Deputy SP Vimal. His encounter came on a day when his father was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court in Prayagraj in the Umesh Pal murder case.
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UMESH PAL MURDER CASE
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. As per the post-mortem report, Umesh Pal was shot seven times at his residence in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj. His autopsy revealed that he had sustained 13 injuries, wherein six bullets entered his body.
Umesh Pal’s wife Jaya Pal, thereafter, registered a case against Atiq 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 an offence committed in prosecution of a common object), 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.
Atiq Ahmad is also an accused in the 2005 Raju Pal murder case.