Police seize house of slain gangster Atiq Ahmed’s sister

  • | Monday | 11th December, 2023

Meerut: In a joint operation, Meerut and Prayagraj police have confiscated a residence in Meeruts Bhawani Nagar locality connected to the slain gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed. The house has been seized as part of the investigation into the Umesh Pal murder case.Atiq, a former Samajwadi Party MP, and his brother Khalid Azim were killed by three men on a motorcycle on April 15, hours after the last rites of his son Asad Ahmed, who was gunned down in a police encounter in Jhansi two days ago.His sister, Ayesha Noori, owns the seized property. Ayesha and her daughter are currently on the run.Police took control of the house under the jurisdiction of Nauchandi police station on Friday, as part of the investigation into the Umesh Pal murder case. They had posted a notice on the wall on August 19 asking Ayesha Noori to surrender within 20 days, failing which the house would be seized. The occupants of the house were taken into custody and placed at the local police station.Nauchandi SHO Subodh Kumar Saxena said, Approximately Rs 80,000 worth of belongings were seized from the house, and a vigilant neighbour was assigned to report any suspicious activities to the local police.In April this year, Dr Akhlaq Ahmed, Atiqs brother-in-law, was arrested by the Lucknow unit of the Special Task Force from the same property. The investigation revealed that Atiqs son, Asad, and the notorious bomber Guddu had sought refuge in this house after the murder of Umesh Pal and his security guards on February 4, both killed in police encounters in Jhansi.We also published the following articles recentlyAlert house owner locks 2 thieves inside, calls policeA businessman named Lomesh and his family returned to their Sadashivanagar residence after a trip to Varanasi to find two burglars rummaging through their cupboards. Lomesh trapped the burglars and called the police. The burglars claimed that they were innocent and had come to the city in search of jobs, but the police found stolen gold chains and a mobile phone in their possession. The burglars had entered the house by breaking a window and bending the iron grills.White House calls for full investigation into alleged failed plot to kill Gurpatwant Singh PannunThe White House emphasizes the strategic partnership between the US and India and urges New Delhi to ensure accountability in the alleged plot to assassinate Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. National Security spokesperson John Kirby highlights the importance of the bilateral relationship and the seriousness of the allegations. An inquiry committee is investigating the inputs shared by the US related to the nexus of organized crime and trafficking. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar clarifies that Canada has not provided any evidence, thus the question of equitable treatment to the two countries does not arise. The US Justice Department claims that an Indian government employee recruited Nikhil Gupta to hire a hitman for the assassination plot.

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