In a major development in the Umesh Pal murder case, gangster Atiq Ahmed’s son Asad Ahmed and his accomplice Mohammed Ghulam were killed in an encounter by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) in Jhansi. Asad Ahmed was one of the prime accused in the murder of lawyer Umesh Pal, which had sent shockwaves across the state.
According to sources, the UP STF had received information about the whereabouts of Asad Ahmed and Ghulam, who were on the run since the murder of Umesh Pal. The STF team had laid a trap and challenged the duo, who were traveling in a car, to surrender. However, they opened fire at the STF team, which retaliated, resulting in the killing of both Asad and Ghulam.
The news of the encounter sent shockwaves across the state, and the government machinery swung into action. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a meeting on law and order and praised the UP STF and other officials for their swift action. He also directed the officials to step up efforts to maintain law and order in the state.
Sanjay Prasad, Principal Secretary at Home, briefed the Chief Minister about the incident and the measures taken by the STF to neutralize the threat posed by Asad Ahmed and Ghulam. The encounter is being seen as a major success for the Uttar Pradesh Police, which has been cracking down on organized crime and gangsters operating in the state.
The killing of Asad Ahmed and Mohammed Ghulam has brought some relief to the family of Umesh Pal, who had been demanding justice for his murder. The incident has also sent out a stern message to the criminal elements in the state that the law will not spare those who indulge in violence and crime.