Asad, the son of gangster-politician Atiq Ahmed, who was sought in the Umesh Pal murder case, was slain Thursday in Jhansi by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF). Ghulam, who had a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head, was also slain during the encounter headed by Deputy SP Navendu and Deputy SP Vimal.

Amitabh Yash, ADG of the UP Special Task Force, stated that the team had been monitoring Asad and Ghulam for the past 1.5 months. He stated that they had last missed Gulam by only five minutes, but they were able to track him down to Jhansi, where he was slain in an encounter.

Several advanced weapons of foreign origin were also recovered from the deceased.

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Gangster-politician Atiq Ahmed’s son Asad, a Umesh Pal murder suspect, was slain in a Jhansi STF encounter.

Asad’s encounter occurred on the same day that his father, Atiq Ahmed, was brought before the Prayagraj Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court in the Umesh Pal murder case.

Prashant Kumar, Special Additional Director General (Law and Order), stated that both Asad and Ghulam were wanted for a reward of Rs 5 lakh. This confrontation occurred near the Pariksha Dam in Jhansi. According to the police, both of the deceased were lurking in the area and were being protected by a close associate of Atiq Ahmed.

Police squads continue to conduct search operations in the region.

In March, Samajwadi Party member Ram Gopal Yadav predicted that one of Atiq Ahmed’s sons would shortly be slain. Two of Atiq’s sons are accused of murdering Umesh Pal.


Atiq Ahmed's son, who had a Rs 5 lakh reward on his head, was murdered in a Jhansi police encounter 2023 3

On February 24 of this year, Umesh Pal, a vital witness in the 2005 murder case of then-BSP MLA Raju Pal, and his two police security guards were gunned down outside his residence in Prayagraj’s Dhoomanganj neighborhood.

On February 25, a case was filed against Atiq Ahmed, his brother Ashraf, Asad, Ghulam, and others, based on a complaint filed by Jaya Pal, the wife of Umesh Pal.

Atiq Ahmed is also a suspect in the 2005 assassination of Raju Pal.