Jailed gangster Atiq Ahmed's son Asad, who was accused in the Umesh Pal murder case, has been killed in an encounter with the Uttar Pradesh police, reports news agency ANI.
Asad Ahmed and Ghulam, both wanted in the Umesh Pal murder case, were killed in the encounter with UP Special Task Force (STF) team in Jhansi.
The police reportedly also recovered sophisticated foreign made weapons from them.
Both Asad and Ghulam carried a reward of Rs 5 lakh each.
"Asad, son of mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and Ghulam S/o Maksudan, both wanted in Umesh Pal murder case of Prayagraj and carrying a reward of Rupees five lakhs each; killed in encounter with the UPSTF team led by DySP Navendu and DySP Vimal at Jhansi," ANI quoted UP STF as saying.
Asad became the ‘most wanted’ man in Uttar Pradesh after leading half-a-dozen shooters who killed Umesh Pal in broad daylight on a busy street in Prayagraj on 24 February, reports News18.
Asad was the third son of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and is said to have taken the reins of Atiq’s dreaded gang last August after his two elder brothers had surrendered in court.
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