Bulldozer At Home Of Jailed UP Don’s Aide, 5 Days After Daylight Murder
LUCKNOW: Bulldozers showed up at the house of a close relative of Aadiq Ahmed, accused of conspiring to murder, days after a murder in a tense day in Uttar Pradesh.
On Friday, lawyer Umesh Pal – a witness to the politician’s 2005 killing – was killed in a shootout outside his home in Prayagraj. His security guard was also killed in the firing by five men.
Police said the murder was planned by gangster-turned-politician and former Samajwadi Party leader Atiq Ahmed.
Umesh Pal witnessed the murder of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal. Police allege that Atiq Ahmed, who is in jail in Ahmedabad, sent five or six of his close associates to kill the witness before he could record a statement before the police.
Adiq Ahmed, his son Azad Ahmed and wife and BSP chief Shaista Parveen have been named in the FIR related to the murder.
One of the accused was killed in an encounter with the police on Monday.
This morning, bulldozers came to demolish the Prayagraj home of Zafar Ahmed, another close aide of Adeeq Ahmed who has been missing since the shooting. Atiq Ahmed’s wife and son were also present in the bungalow, according to reports. According to reports, weapons and ammunition were found in the bungalow by the police.
According to reports, the police raided Atiq Ahmed’s house in Lucknow early this morning and seized two luxury cars.
Recently, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath slammed the Samajwadi Party in the Assembly.
“Isn’t it true that Samajwadi Party has made the accused an FIR registered MP? You nurture all the criminals, garland them and blame others when crime happens. By doing this you are making yourself a spectacle,” said the Chief Minister.
Yogi Adityanath’s “bulldozer policy,” a term that loosely describes the razing of accused houses to the ground in Uttar Pradesh, has often been criticized as a means to a selective end.