Police will kill one of Atiq Ahmed`s sons in fake encounter, says SP`s Ram Gopal


Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav on Tuesday expressed fears that police would kill one of gangster politician Atiq Ahmed’s sons in a mock encounter linked to the Umesh Pal murder case in the coming days.

Unable to find the real perpetrators, police are “under pressure from the top to kill anyone they find,” the SP’s national secretary-general told reporters in Saifai here.

Two men are said to be connected to the murder of Umesh Pal, the key witness in the former’s murder case BSP MLA Raju Pal, have been killed in two police encounters in the past 10 days.

Umesh Pal and his police guards Sandeep Nishad and Raghvendra Singh were shot dead outside his home in Dhoomanganj in Prayagraj on February 24.

Based on a complaint filed by Jaya Pal, wife of Umesh Pal, a case was registered at Dhoomanganj Police Station against Ahmed, his brother Ashraf, wife Shaista Parveen, two sons, aides Guddu Muslim and Ghulam, and nine others.

Ahmed, a former MP, is currently in Gujarat Jail.

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“There is pressure on the police from above to kill anyone they find. Whoever gets caught will be killed. Both sons of Atiq Ahmed were caught by the police on the first day. One of them will be killed in the next few days .. You will all see,” Yadav claimed.

“If our constitution gives a man the basic right to live, then you can’t take someone’s life. There is no other way but the legal way. Those who perform fake encounters will be booked for murder,” he said.

Two other suspects in the Umesh Pal murder case, Arbaaz and Vijay Chowdhary alias Usman, were killed during encounters with police on February 27 and March 6 respectively.

On Monday, Ahmed’s family held a press conference in Prayagraj and expressed fears that he, his brothers and sons would be killed in a fake encounter by the police and asked Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for help.

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