Police convoy halts at Bundi as UP police shifts gangster Atiq Ahmed from Sabarmati Jail to Prayagraj
12 April, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
Prayagraj Police stopped in Bundi while transporting criminal-turned-politician-mafia Atiq Ahmed from Sabarmati Jail to Prayagraj to face charges in a murder case.
On the intervening nights of Tuesday and Wednesday, the criminal-turned-politician-mafia Atiq Ahmed stated that his family has been ruined and that he is unaware of the situation in the Umesh Pal murder case. While addressing the media, Atiq Ahmed said, “My family has been totally ruined. I was in jail what will I know about it (Umesh Pal murder case)”.
On Tuesday, Prayagraj Police stopped in Bundi while transporting criminal-turned-politician-mafia Atiq Ahmed from Sabarmati Jail to Prayagraj to face charges in a murder case. Previously, gangster Atiq Ahmed claimed that police planned to kill him during his transfer from Sabarmati Jail to Prayagraj.
“It is not right. They want to kill me,” said gangster Atiq Ahmed on being taken to UP’s Prayagraj from Gujarat’s Sabarmati Jail for production in a murder case.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak stated that the government is closely monitoring the situation and that the goal is to impose the harshest punishment possible.
“We are following the decision of the court, now criminals will not be able to escape in Uttar Pradesh. The government is monitoring the whole matter, and our aim is to get the harshest punishment,” he said on gangster Atiq Ahmed to be moved to Prayagraj by UP Police.
On March 28, Mafia don-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed was convicted and sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment in the abduction case of now-deceased Umesh Pal by an MP-MLA court. Earlier on April 9, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police arrested three people in connection with allegedly assisting jailed gangster Atiq Ahmed’s son Asad and planning Umesh Pal’s murder. Jawed, Khalid, and Jeeshan were the three arrested people.
On March 28, police in Delhi arrested Khalid and Jeeshan and recovered two weapons and live cartridges from them. They have both been charged with violations of the Arms Act.
During the investigation, the duo (Khalid and Jeeshan) revealed that they had also provided shelter to Asad and Gulam, who is wanted by Uttar Pradesh police in the infamous Umesh Pal murder case.
Meanwhile, on March 30, police in Delhi apprehended the third accused, Jawed, who revealed that Asad and Gulam had also met him after Umesh Pal’s murder.
All of the accused have been arrested and are being held in judicial custody. In the Umesh Pal murder case, Atiq Ahmed and his family were investigated. Atiq Ahmed, who has been charged in over 100 cases over the last 43 years, was convicted in the same case.
On February 24, Umesh Pal, a key witness in the murder of BSP leader Raju Pal and one of his two armed security escorts, was shot dead in Prayagraj’s Sulem Saray area. Several rounds were fired, as well as bombs, at Umesh and his gunners.