Atiq’s son Assad buried amid tight security

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Assad, son of mafia-turned-politician Atique Ahmed who was killed in an encounter with the Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh Police in Jhansi, was buried in his ancestral Kasari-Masari graveyard amidst tight security arrangements on Saturday.

Superintendent of Police (Crime) Satish Chandra said that tight security managements were made and names of the people entering the graveyard, their ID and phone number were recorded. He said that several companies of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) were deployed for security.

He said that Assad’s body was buried under the supervision of the police. He said that from the security point of view Assad’s body was brought directly to the graveyard.

The SP said that the entire process was videographed so that in case if anything suspicious was detected then immediate action could be taken. Female commandos were deployed on the apprehension of the arrival of Shaista Parveen, Atique’s wife and Assad’s mother, who is an accused in the Umesh Pal murder case and is absconding after the incident.

Sources said that Assad’s uncle Dr Ahmed reached Prayagraj with the body around 9.20 am. His maternal grandfather said it was unfortunate that Assad’s mother was not present during the burial.

Grave digger Jaanu Khan has said that Assad has been buried along the graves of his grandfather Haji Firoz and grandmother. Meanwhile, Atique has moved an application in the court seeking permission to attend the funeral of his son.

Family sources said that Atique was in jail when his father died, but at that time he was allowed to attend the funeral by the court.

It may be noted that Assad along with another shooter of Ghulam, wanted in the murder of Umesh Pal, the main witness in Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal, were killed in an encounter with the STF on Thursday. The state government has announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh on their arrest.

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