In the latest development to the Umesh Pal Murder case, a new CCTV Footage has come to the fore where the gangster turned politician Atiq Ahmed’s son Asad Ahmed is seen chasing Umesh Pal on the streets with a pistol in his hand.
The video revealed that Asad was trying to shoot Umesh Pal in the head while both are engaged in a scuffle inside a narrow lane. In the footage, a woman can be seen running towards Umesh Pal, but on hearing gunshots, fled from the place.
The assailant is seen tucking his pistol to his waist. The aide of the gangster Guddu Muslim hurled a bomb at gunner Raghavendra Singh.
Raghavendra Singh and Sandeep Nishad were the two security guards of Umesh Pal’s residence who were killed by the assailants.
The person wielding the pistol is Asad Ahmed, the son of Atiq Ahmed. Atif is currently locked in Sabarmati Jail for the abduction and kidnap of a real estate businessman Mohit Jaiswal from Deoria Jail.
Atiq is also the prime accused in the case of the murder of BSP MLA Raju Pal in 2005 with Umesh Pal being an eye witness.
The Police earlier revealed that Atiq Ahmed along with his brother Ashraf, who is in Bareilly jail in UP, planned Umesh Pal’s murder from within the jail and also made all the preparations to save his son Asad Ahmed from the case and showcase his presence in Lucknow.
According to reports, Ashraf’s brother-in-law Saddam used to go to Bareilly’s jail to meet Ashraf and make him talk to Atiq. STF was keeping an eye on Saddam’s activities and was continuously listening to the conversation between Atiq and Ashraf.
After this, the duo started using the FaceTime app. According to the reports, Atiq had also communicated with the murderers of Umesh Pal.
As per reports, most of the time the two conversed about land deals and litigation. Ashraf was angry at Umesh Pal’s increasing interference in some matters and was asking Atiq to ‘settle the account’. At the same time, Atiq talked about solving the matter through mediators.
Also, the gangster had made all the necessary arrangements to execute the murder of Umesh Pal and save his son Asad. According to police sources, the location of Mohammad Asad’s mobile was in Lucknow at the time of the incident. Not only this but money was also withdrawn from Asad’s ATM in Lucknow during the incident.
The police examined the CCTV footage of the murder and identified Asad in the video. However, as per the Police, Asad deliberately left his phone and ATM card in Lucknow to distract and deviate from the evidence in the case.
As per Police officials, six Bareilly Central Jail personnel, including the jailor and deputy jailor, were suspended for facilitating illegal meetings of visitors with gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed’s brother Ashraf in the prison
Those suspended included jailor Rajiv Kumar Mishra, his deputy Durgesh Pratap Singh, head jail warden Brijveer Singh, and jail wardens Manoj Gaur, Danish Mehndi, and Dalpat Singh.
Atiq and Ashraf were recently booked in connection with the killing of Umesh Pal based on the complaint launched by Umesh Pal’s wife Jaya Pal.
Besides, the police also booked Atiq Ahmed’s wife Shaista Parveen, two sons, aides Guddu Muslim and Gulam, and nine others.
The accused have been booked under sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with a deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly), 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 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.
The Uttar Pradesh Police even announced Rs 25,000 cash reward for information leading to Atiq Ahmed’s wife Shaista Parveen’s arrest.