UP Police arrests Atiq Ahmed’s 4 aides from Agra’s after raid


The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) arrested mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed’s four close aides from Agra’s Fatehpur Sikri road.

Agra ,UPDATED: Mar 21, 2023 21:41 IST

Atiq Ahmed is the key accused who is said to have hatched the conspiracy for Umesh Pal’s murder.

By Siraj Qureshi: Tightening the noose on mafia-turned-politician Atifq Amhed over the Umesh Pal murder case, UP Special Task Force (STF) on Thursday arrested four of his operatives from Agra’s Fatehpur Sikri road.

The four arrested accused are believed to be close aides of Atiq’s son Asad Ahmed. According to sources, the four were arrested during a raid conducted to arrest Asad Ahmed and shooters involved in the murder of Umesh Pal.

The STF had received information that Atiq’s son Asad, who is carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh and his shooter, and other close associates could be hiding in Agra and surrounding areas.

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To arrest the accused, the UP STF had deactivated the CCTV cameras at the toll plaza and barring one lane, all the lanes were closed, and the road was barricaded with trucks and cranes.

In the operation, teams of five police stations and about 200 policemen were deployed. In the past few days, apart from Agra, STF raids were also staged in the neighbouring states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Umesh Pal, the prime witness in the 2005 BSP MLA Raju Pal murder case, was shot dead at his residence in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj last month.

Raju Pal was murdered months after winning the Allahabad (West) assembly seat in his electoral debut by defeating Former MP Atiq Ahmed’s younger brother Khalid Azim.

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