Usman Chowdhary’s wife said my husband was not a criminal. He worked as a driver in Ghurpur. On February 24, when Umesh Pal was murdered, Usman also came to the house. He was in the house all night. The next morning he went to Satna to plead his brother’s case. From there he returned to Prayagraj on 2 March. My husband had an encounter with the police.
“Usman had gone to Satna to plead for his older brother in Naini prison”
Significantly, Usman Chowdhary’s older brother, Rakesh Chowdhary, is also housed in Naini prison. He is a columnist and has many serious cases, including murders, recorded against him. According to Usman Chowdhary’s wife, she had traveled to Satna to plead Rakesh Chowdhary’s case. Several media claimed that the Atiq Ahmed gang had converted Usman Chowdhary. Previously, his name was Vijay Chowdhary. Law and Order UP ADG Prashant Kumar said he was investigating the conversion case.