2007 FIR narrates kidnapping, torture of Umesh Pal by Atiq Ahmad & gang | Allahabad News

PRAYAGRAJ: The FIR lodged by Umesh Pal against mafia don Atiq Ahmad and others in his kidnapping case states that Atiq and his henchmen had not only abducted him forcefully at gunpoint but also brutally tortured him in captivity and threatened to retract his statement in BSP MLA Raju Pal murder case wherein Atiq was an accused.
The MP/MLA court of Prayagraj on Tuesday awarded rigorous life imprisonment to Atiq, Khan Saulat Hanif and Dinesh Pasi after holding them guilty in the Umesh Pal abduction case of 2006.
The FIR lodged by Umesh Pal with the Dhoomanganj police on July 5, 2007, reveals that his kidnapping took place near Fasi Imli, Sulemsarai Road in Prayagraj on February 28, 2006, at around 2pm.
The FIR against Atiq, Dinesh Pasi, Khan Saulat Hanif and others was filed under sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting being armed with a deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly in prosecution of common object), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 364 (abducting any person in order that such person may be murdered), 504 (intentionally insulting), 506 ( criminal intimidation) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy). besides section 7 of CLA Act.
While five persons including Atiq were named in the FIR, the names of six others came to light during police investigations. A total of 11 persons were accused and one of them died a few years back.
In the FIR, Umesh Pal, an active member of BSP and member of zila panchayat (Allahabad) stated that following the killing of BSP MLA Raju Pal on January 25, 2005, Atiq and his gang members started threatening him. When he refused to entertain them, Atiq and his gang members on February 28, 2006, intercepted him near Fasi Imli, Sulemsarai Road and kidnapped him at gunpoint.
Atiq and his henchmen not only assaulted Umesh Pal but also took him to the don’s office located in Chakia where they had allegedly tortured him throughout the night.
Umesh Pal also mentioned in the FIR that Atiq and his henchmen asked him to retract his testimony in the Raju Pal murder case.
Atiq had given Umesh Pal a paper and asked him to read it carefully. Atiq then directed him to give the written matter as his statement in the court or he and his family would face dire consequences.
Atiq’s gang members had also threatened the family not to dare to call the police or Umesh Pal would be killed.

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