Prayagraj Police conducted a raid on the former Samajwadi Party leader, Atiq Ahmed’s residence in the Mahanagar area of Lucknow. While conducting the raid, the authorities seized two luxury cars from the Universal Apartments, police sources reveals on Wednesday.
The raids were conducted late night on February 27, sources revealed, adding that the action were taken followed by a shootout in which the prime witness in the murder of BSP MLA Raju Pal, advocate Umesh Pal, who were shot dead in Prayagraj on February 24.
According to a report by leading news agency, Atiq Ahmed, along with his son Asad Ahmed, wife and BSP leader Shaista Parveen were named in the FIR in connection with the murder. The authorities conducted the raid after receiving an input that some shooter had taken shelter in the aforesaid apartment. However, they had left the place before the raid, sources informed on Wednesday.