Umesh Pal murder case: CCTV footage confirms murder attempt on February 21 | Allahabad News – Times of India

PRAYAGRAJ: Even as detailed probe into the sensational killing of lawyer Umesh Pal and his two police gunners revealed that assailants had earlier made at least three futile attempts to eliminate Pal, a prime witness in BSP MLA Raju Pal murder case, before succeeding on February 24, a 4:17 minutes CCTV footage (video) on Wednesday surfaced on social media which purportedly confirms that assailants had made first attempt to target Umesh Pal on February 21 evening.


Live video of Umesh pal murder, goons firing several times caught on CCTV

Although senior police officials are tight lipped over the new CCTV footage that went viral on social media on Wednesday, well placed police sources claimed the CCTV footage will be assisting police officials to compile more evidences and linking the series of incidents.
Sources added that first futile bid to target Umesh Pal and two of his gunners was made on February 21 but could not be materialized due to heavy traffic rush and presence of a police vehicle.

The assailants had conducted a detailed recee of the travel route of Pal before targeting him. The assailants were well acquainted with the daily routine of Pal and kept a close watch on Pal’s route and his activities since February second week.
This February 21 CCTV footage video revealed all the assailants had rushed to the residence of Umesh Pal within short time once the SUV of Pal reached outside his house. However, they could not be successful in their nefarious designs due to reasons best known to them. In this CCTV footage video, four of the assailants were seen together.

After investigations and post-incident compilation of CCTV footages, it was established that the assailants had one and single motive to eliminate Umesh Pal. The assailants had formed two teams to assist each other and had executed the murder in a wellplanned manner,” the sources told TOI.
Investigations also revealed that cops had also compiled video footages of escape route of assailants and that had helped cops to track all the five prime assailants — Arman, Asad, Gulam, Guddu Muslim and Sabir.
Earlier, a video of assailants of Umesh Pal entering Bareilly jail to meet slain gangster Atiq Ahmed‘s brother Ashraf inside jail premises had gone viral last month.
This 2.12-minute video, dated February 11, purportedly showed nine people, including Mohammed Asad (son of Atiq), Mohammed Ghulam, Guddu Muslim, Vijay Chaudhary, alias Usman, Sadakat Khan and others emerging from Bareilly jail, where Ashraf, who also was killed along with Atiq, was lodged.
They had reportedly entered the premises on a single ID and stayed inside the prison campus for around three hours. Police claimed the meeting was convened to give the final touches to the criminal conspiracy to murder Umesh Pal, a key witness in the 2005 BSP MLA Raju Pal murder case.

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