Umesh Pal murder case: In a major development in the Umesh Pal murder case, Uttar Pradesh police have arrested the owner of the vehicle used in the crime. According to the sources of India TV, the owner of the white Creta was identified as Rukhsar Ahmed, alias Pintu and was arrested from UP's Bahraich district on Saturday. Police said he is a travel agent and used to give his vehicles for rent. When police arrested Ahmed, he was on a verge of fleeing neighbouring Nepal.
Notably, earlier last month, Umesh was attacked with crude bombs and shot outside his house, resulting in the killing of the prime witness. During the incident, police confirmed one of Pal's bodyguards, who too was hit in the firing, died later at a hospital. Both gunners were deployed in Pal's security by the government.
According to the police, the assistants were keeping an eye on Pal with three vehicles-- two motorcycles and a white-coloured SUV. After firing, police said, they left one of the motorcycles. Also, police revealed that they came with four pistols and a bag filled with crude bombs.
Meanwhile, elaborating on Rukhsar, police said he had purchased the SUV from Nafis Ahmed, who is a relative of Rukhsar. Police said Nafis runs a Biryani outlet in Pryagraj. Both met each other at the outlet and then sold his vehicle to Rukhsar.
At first, police arrested Nafis and he revealed details about Rukhsar. Since then, the UP police was in search of the present owner of the vehicle.
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