Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh): Ahead of the Umesh Pal abduction case hearing in the MP-MLA court of Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj on March 28, security was deployed outside his residence. Security has also been deployed outside the residence of his advocate.
According to the District Bar Association of Prayagraj, the hearing will not be held in any other cases except the Umesh Pal abduction case today in the MP-MLA court of Prayagraj.
“Letter is written to Minister of District Advocates Association by Presiding Officer of MP MLA court. A request also has been made to pronounce a verdict on March 28 itself,” District Bar Association said.
After more than 24-hour-long drive from Gujarat, Atiq Ahmed, a gangster-turned-politician and an accused in the case, was brought from Gujarat’s Sabarmati jail to Prayagraj’s Naini jail on March 27.
He will be produced today before the court in connection with the Umesh Pal kidnapping case. Security has been heightened at the court.
Security was beefed up outside Naini jail, and a heavy deployment of uniformed personnel was seen outside the jail premises.
On March 26, Atiq Ahmed was taken out by a 45-member team of Uttar Pradesh police from Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati jail, where he was lodged.
Stepping out of Sabarmati jail here, Ahmed told reporters waiting outside that a conspiracy was is being hatched to kill him on the pretext of following court orders.
“Court Ke Kandhe Par Rakhkar Hume Maarna Chah Rahe Hai (They are using the court’s orders as a pretext to get me killed),” Atiq Ahmed said as he was being escorted inside a police van by a 45-member team of Uttar Pradesh police.
The primary suspect in the murder of Umesh Pal is Ahmed. Umesh Pal, the primary witness in the 2005 murder of BSP Lawmaker Raju Pal, and his two security personnel were shot dead in Prayagraj on February 24 this year.
On March 26, Prayagraj Police Commissioner Ramit Sharma said that Atiq is to be produced before a court on March 28 in connection with a kidnapping case, the verdict of which is slated to be pronounced on the same day.
Commissioner Ramit Sharma said, “Court has fixed March 28 as the date for the pronouncing the verdict in an old kidnapping case…All the accused have to be produced before the court in this matter. To produce Mafia Atiq Ahmed before Court, an accused in this case, a police team has been sent to Sabarmati jail”.