Umesh Pal murder case: UP police guns down one of the accused, Arbaaz, in encounter

Umesh Pal murder case: UP police guns down one of the accused, Arbaaz, in encounter

Arbaaz was a close aide of former MP Atiq Ahmed, who is also one of the main accused in the case along with his brother Khalid Azim and ex-MLA Ashraf

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, February 27, 2023, 08:03 PM IST
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Screen grab of a CCTV footage showing assailants firing shots at Umesh Pal, the prime witness in the 2005 BSP MLA Raju Pal murder case. |

The Uttar Pradesh police on Monday gunned down one of the accused in the Umesh Pal murder case in the forest of Nehru Park in Prayagraj.

According to police officials Arbaaz, a close aide of noted mafia and former MP, Atiq Ahmad, was moving on a bike with two other persons in the Nehru Park area. When police tried to stop, he opened fire and was killed in the encounter. Two of his aides managed to escape and police are carrying out search operations in the area to find them. Arbaaz, according to Prayagraj police, was driving the car that was used in the shootout to carry the killers. Along with Ali, the son of Atiq Ahmad, Ahmad Qasim and Gulam, Arbaaz too was named in the FIR lodged after the shootout.

Prayagraj police has filed an FIR against Atiq's brother, wife Sahista Praveen and his sons Ahzaan and Abaan. A total of 14 suspects, including Atiq Ahmed's sons, have been held for questioning.

Who is Umesh Pal and why was he killed?

Umesh Pal was the prime witness in the 2005 BSP MLA Raju Pal murder case.

Raju Pal was murdered months after winning the Allahabad (West) assembly seat in his electoral debut by defeating Former MP Atiq Ahmed's younger brother Khalid Azim.

Prayagraj Police Commissioner Ramit Sharma informed that Umesh Pal was attacked with crude bombs and shot outside his house. Two of his gunners, deployed by the government, too were injured in the attack.

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