Another accused in Umesh Pal murder case killed in encounter: UP Police


Vijay alias Usman, the accused in the Umesh Pal murder case, was shot dead by a team of Prayagraj police in an encounter here early on Monday, officials said.

Dhumanganj Station House Officer (SHO) Rajesh Kumar Maurya said that the encounter took place around 5.30 am in Kondhiara police station area.

He said Usman was involved in the shooting of Umesh Pal and two other policemen on February 24.

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Umesh Pal, the key witness in the former BSP MLA Raju Pal murder case, and his police security guards Sandeep Nishad and Raghvender Singh were shot dead outside his house in Dhumganj area on February 24.

While Paul died the same day, the security personnel later succumbed to their injuries during treatment.

A few days later, Arbaaz, who allegedly drove the attackers’ SUV, was killed in an encounter with police in Prayagraj.

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