Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad has direct links with Pakistan’s ISI and terror organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba, as per his recorded statement in the chargesheet filed before the Court by the Uttar Pradesh Police.
It also mentions about Atiq Ahmad offering help to the cops in recovering the weapons illegally sent by Pakistan on the Punjab border.
“…I have no dearth of weapons because I have direct connections with Pakistan’s ISI and terror org Lashkar-e-Taiba. Weapons from Pakistan are dropped on Punjab border with the help of drones and local connection collects them. Terrorists in J&K get weapons from this consignment. If you take me with you, I can help you recover that money and arms & ammunition used in the incident,” the chargesheet cites Atiq.
Earlier, a Prayagraj court sent gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf to 14-day judicial custody on Thursday in connection with the Umesh Pal murder case.
The two were produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate Dinesh Gautam at 11:10 am amid heavy security and they remained in the court for over two hours as the arguments proceeded.
Ahmad and Ashraf, alias Khalid Azim, will be kept in Naini jail in Prayagraj till April 26, said advocate Vikram Singh, the counsel for Umesh Pal’s wife Jaya.
The UP Police chargesheet filed before the Court mentions a recorded statement of mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed.
The CJM court’s verdict came on a day the Uttar Police said they have killed Ahmad’s son Asad and one of his aides in an encounter in Jhansi. Both Asad and his aide were wanted in the Umesh Pal murder case.
Umesh Pal, a key witness in the 2005 killing of BSP MLA Raju Pal, and his two police security guards were shot dead outside his home in Prayagraj’s Dhoomanganj area on February 24 this year.
The daylight killing on a busy street had raised questions over law and order in Uttar Pradesh and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had vowed in the state assembly that he will “destroy” the mafia in the state.
Ahmad, Ashraf, their family members and others were made accused in the Umesh Pal murder case based on a complaint by Jaya Pal. Ahmad is also an accused in the Raju Pal murder case.