PRAYAGRAJ Surveillance over the kin and aides of gangster-turned-politicians, Atiq Ahmad and Mukhtar Ansari, has been stepped up in totally different prisons of Uttar Pradesh, after a probe revealed that the conspiracy of lawyer Umesh Pal’s homicide was hatched in jail, mentioned jail officers.
Investigations by police groups counsel that former MP Atiq Ahmad’s brother Khalid Azeem was concerned in the plot to kill Umesh Pal regardless of being lodged in Bareilly jail. Two individuals have been arrested from Bareilly for allegedly offering assist to Azeem.
Furthermore, Mukhtar Ansari’s son, Abbas, lodged in Chitrakoot jail was discovered assembly his spouse illegally. In a shock raid by police and administrative officers, Mukhtar’s daughter-in-law was arrested on prices of conspiring to assist her husband flee the jail.
In wake of such incidents, questions have been raised over safety preparations in jails. The federal government has now determined to observe the actions of high-profile prisoners by way of round the clock CCTV vigil. As per directions, Ansari, his associates and Atiq Ahmad’s sons will now be saved underneath strict surveillance. Jail officers are maintaining an in depth watch over the actions of Atiq’s son Ali, Mukhtar’s brother-in-law Atif Raza and 6 others.
On the directions of senior officers, high 10 criminals in every jail will probably be recognized and saved underneath 24×7 CCTV digital camera surveillance. In a bid to interrupt the nexus of excessive profile and hardcore criminals, all prisoners are being saved individually.
In addition to Atiq’s son Ali, Mukhtar Ansari’s brother-in-law Atif Raza is lodged in the high-security barracks of Naini jail. The jail administration has additionally saved six different prisoners in particular barracks and they’re underneath CCTV surveillance, mentioned officers.
The cameras are linked to Lucknow management room the place high jail officers are monitoring the actions of high-profile prisoners.
In the meantime, police investigation into Umesh Pal’s homicide has indicated that Atiq’s son Asad and different shooters have taken shelter at totally different locations in the town after the incident.
Umesh Pal, a key witness in the 2005 homicide of Bahujan Samaj Celebration lawmaker Raju Pal in Prayagraj, and his two police guards have been attacked exterior the previous’s residence in Dhumanganj space of Prayagraj on February 24 in which all three had died.
UP Police had lately gunned down a 27-year-old man who allegedly fired the primary shot at lawyer Umesh Pal. On February 27, the police shot useless a 24-year-old man who allegedly helped the killers escape in an encounter in Prayagraj city. The cops have recognized a few of those that have given shelter to the shooters.