Umesh Pal, the main witness in the famous Raju Pal murder case of Prayagraj, was shot dead on Friday evening.
Lucknow:The FIR was lodged under sections 147, 148, 149, 302, 307, ,506, 34 and 120 B of the IPC, Section 3 of explosive act and Section 7 of CLA act. Police have till now detained 21 people including two sons of Atiq Ahmad for quizzing.
The police had taken the wife and children into custody in the night itself.Shortly after the incident in the Umesh Pal murder case, the police picked up Atiq Ahmed’s two sons Asad and Ahjam. The interrogation continued by taking them to a secret place. Apart from this, two of his friends and three other people were also detained and interrogated. The police also interrogated Shaista Parveen. In fact, according to sources, seeing one of the attackers in the CCTV footage released after the incident, the needle of suspicion in this murder case is most on Atiq Ahmed.
Raju Pal had been elected to the Allahabad (West) assembly seat in his first electoral campaign, defeating Khalid Azim, the younger brother of former MP Atiq Ahmed. Months later, Raju Pal was murdered.
The prime suspects in the Raju Pal murder case are Atiq Ahmed, his brother, and former MLA Ashraf. All three accused individuals are currently lodged in jail.
During a media briefing, Prayagraj police chief Ramit Sharma informed reporters that the attack on Umesh Pal occurred in close proximity to his residence. Sharma also stated that the assailants utilized two crude explosive devices and a small firearm to carry out the assault.
In the aftermath of the murder, Jaya Pal, Umesh Pal’s wife, approached the Prayagraj police and filed a First Information Report (FIR). The family of the victim registered a complaint with the Dhoomanganj Police Station, and a case has been filed under the appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Explosives Act