Days after the sensational daylight killing of a homicide witness in Uttar Pradesh, bulldozers confirmed up on the dwelling of a detailed relative of gangster Atiq Ahmed, who’s accused of plotting the killing.
On Friday, lawyer Umesh Pal – a witness to the 2005 killing of a politician – was killed in a shootout simply outdoors his dwelling in Prayagraj. His safety guard was additionally killed within the capturing by 5 males.
The killing was deliberate by gangster-turned-politician and former Samajwadi Occasion chief Atiq Ahmed, in accordance with the police.
Umesh Pal had witnessed the homicide of Bahujan Samaj Occasion (BSP) MLA Raju Pal, who was a bitter rival of Atiq Ahmed. The police allege Atiq Ahmed, who’s in a jail in Ahmedabad, despatched 5 or 6 of his closest associates to kill the witness earlier than he may file his assertion earlier than the police.
Atiq Ahmed, alongside along with his son Asad Ahmed and spouse and BSP chief Shaista Parveen, had been named within the FIR on the killing.
One of many accused was killed in an alleged encounter with the police on Monday.
This morning, bulldozers arrived to demolish the house in Prayagraj of Zafar Ahmed, one other shut aide of Atiq Ahmed, who can also be lacking because the shootout. Reviews recommend Atiq Ahmed’s spouse and son had been additionally within the bungalow. Sources say throughout a search of the bungalow, the police discovered arms and ammunition.
Reviews mentioned earlier right this moment, the police raided Atiq Ahmed’s dwelling in Lucknow and seized two luxurious vehicles.
Just lately, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had lashed out on the Samajwadi Occasion within the meeting, stating that his authorities would “run the mafia into the bottom”.
“Is it not true that the accused towards whom the FIR has been lodged, was made an MP by Samajwadi Occasion? You elevate and nurture all of the criminals, garland them after which blame others when against the law takes place. By doing this, you might be simply making a spectacle of your self,” the Chief Minister mentioned.
Yogi Adityanath’s “bulldozer coverage”, the time period that loosely describes the razing of properties of these accused of crime in Uttar Pradesh, has usually been criticised as a method of selective concentrating on.