Police will kill one of Atiq Ahmed`s sons in fake encounter, says SP`s Ram Gopal
Socialist Party Leader Ram Gopal Yadav on Tuesday expressed apprehension that one of the sons of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed would be killed by the police in a fake encounter in the Umesh Pal murder case in the coming days.
Unable to trace the real culprits, the police are “under pressure from above to kill whoever they find,” SP national general secretary told reporters here in Saifai.
Two persons are allegedly linked to the murder of Umesh Pal, a key witness in the former 2005 murder case. BSP MLA Raju Pal has been killed in two police encounters in the last 10 days.
Umesh Pal and his police security guards Sandeep Nishad and Raghvender Singh were shot dead on February 24 outside his house in Dhumanganj, Prayagraj.
Based on a complaint lodged by Umesh Pal’s wife Jaya Pal, a case was registered against Ahmed, his brother Ashraf, wife Shaista Parveen, two sons, associates Guddu Muslim and Ghulam and nine others at Dhumanganj police station.
Ahmed, a former MP, is currently lodged in a Gujarat jail.
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“There is pressure on the police from above that whoever they find will be killed. Whoever is caught will be killed. Both the sons of Atiq Ahmed were caught by the police on the first day itself. Coming up One of them will be killed in days. .. you all will see,” claimed Yadav.
He said, “When our constitution gives a man the fundamental right to life, you cannot take someone’s life. There is no other way except through legal channels. Those who contest falsely are booked for murder. “
Two other accused in the Umesh Pal murder case Arbaaz and Vijay Chaudhary alias Usman were killed in an encounter with the police on February 27 and March 6 respectively.
On Monday, Ahmed’s family held a press conference in Prayagraj on Monday and expressed fears that he, his brothers and sons would be killed by the police in a fake encounter and appealed to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for help.
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