In a pursuit spanning five months, law enforcement agencies, including the Special Task Force (STF), have been unable to apprehend Shaista Parveen, wife of Atiq Ahmed.
Shaista has been on the run since her alleged involvement in the heinous Umesh Pal murder case, which took place on 24th February.
The murder of Umesh Pal, along with two government gunners, sent shockwaves through the region when assailants attacked them with bullets and bombs outside their residence in Sulemasarai. The incident implicated Shaista Parveen, along with Atiq Ahmed and Ashraf, who also fled the scene immediately after the attack.
Despite extensive efforts, STF’s search operations stretching from Prayagraj to Delhi and Mumbai have so far failed to locate Shaista, leading authorities to take drastic measures.
The government has been requested to recommend an increase in the reward for her capture, raising it from 50 thousand rupees to one lakh rupees, in a bid to encourage public assistance.
Adding to the complexity of the situation, Ashraf’s wife Zainab and sister Ayesha are also on the run after the murder, prompting authorities to consider declaring a reward for information leading to their arrest as well.
ACP Dhoomanganj Varun Kumar stated that the hunt for Shaista is an ongoing priority for the STF and other involved agencies. They have raided several locations based on leads, but the elusive fugitive has managed to evade capture repeatedly.
Even with the demolition of Atiq’s house and the arrest of his associates, Shaista remains at large.
She has been continuously changing her location, making it difficult for the authorities to track her movements effectively.
Authorities urge the public to come forward with any information that may aid in Shaista Parveen’s arrest. The government’s decision to increase the reward money signifies the gravity of the case and the urgency to apprehend the fugitive.