Asad Ahmed, the son of infamous gangster Atiq Ahmed who was wanted in connection with the murder of Umesh Pal, was shot and killed by Uttar Pradesh police today in Jhansi. He was shot dead along with his co-accused, Ghulam.
A reward of 5 lakh rupees was levied on Asad and Ghulam. During the attack on Pal, Asad Ahmed had been seen on a CCTV camera, but he had since escaped.
Around midday today, Ghulam opened fire on a team of the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force. Further, killing the two as payback, according to the police. They said that they had been found carrying advanced weapons, modern telephones, and SIM cards.
Asad Ahmad’s murder has been dubbed “historic” by the deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Keshav Prasad Maurya. Keshav Prasad Maurya also boasted that the assassination sent a “message” to other criminals that Yogi Adityanath’s administration is in charge.
Details of the encounter of Asad Ahmed:
After killing Umesh Pal, Asad Ahmed allegedly fled to Lucknow, according to police sources. He subsequently travelled through Kanpur and then Meerut before arriving in Delhi, according to information. Later hetook the decision to run away to Madhya Pradesh. He arrived in Jhansi and was riding a bike towards the state line when authorities stopped him. According to reports, Asad was hiding. As per the police sources, they obtained a tip from a member of Atiq Ahmed’s gang further concerning Asad’s whereabouts.
Police also provided information about the encounter and stated that a group of 12 people, led by two DSP-rank officers, carried out the operation. The battle at Babina Road in Jhansi saw the exchange of 42 bullets in all.
On the day of the encounter killings, Atiq Ahmed was presented in court in connection with the same murder case and sentenced to judicial detention for 14 days. Atiq Ahmed has repeatedly claimed that the Uttar Pradesh police are planning to shoot him in a staged encounter, which is why his son and his accomplice were killed in an encounter.
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