Umesh Pal Murder Case: FSL recreates Jhansi encounter scene in which Asad and Ghulam were killed
A Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) team on Tuesday recreated the encounter scene of Asad Ahmed, the 19-year-old son of slain former MP Atiq Ahmed, and his 32-year-old aide Ghulam Hassan at the encounter site in Badagaon area in Jhansi. Both were killed in the retaliatory firing by a UP STF team on April 13.
Asad and Ghulam were wanted and had been carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh each in the murder of advocate Umesh Pal. Umesh Pal and two police gunners were shot dead in Dhoomanganj area of Prayagraj on February 24.
On Tuesday morning, an FSL team along with the police force visited the encounter site in Badagaon area in Jhansi, where they recreated the encounter scene and returned, said a senior police officer. A two-member judicial commission formed by the Uttar Pradesh government to look into the Asad-Ghulam encounter is likely to visit the encounter site on Wednesday, said the officer.
The commission is led by former High Court judge Rajiv Lochan Mehrotra, with former UP Police director general Vijay Kumar Gupta being its member.
According to police, six accused, including Atiq, Ashraf, Asad and Ghulam, have so far been killed and eight others arrested in the Umesh Pal murder case.
Atiq and his younger brother Khalid Azim, alias, Ashraf were shot dead by three assailants at Prayagraj’s Moti Lal Nehru Divisional Hospital, also known as Colvin Hospital, where police had taken them for medical checkup on April 15. The brothers were in a four-day police custody remand.
A three-member judicial commission looking into the Atiq-Ashraf murder case is headed by Justice (retired) Arvind Kumar Tripathi, with former DGP Subesh Kumar Singh and former district judge Brijesh Kumar Soni being its members. Last week, the three-member judicial commission visited the crime spot where the murder scene was recreated.