Following the Murder of Atique Ahmed and Ashraf Ahmed in Prayagraj, the Uttar Pradesh Government implemented Section 144 of CrPC in all districts, as confirmed by officials.
After the incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered a thorough investigation into the matter.
After Atiq Ahmed’s son Asad was killed in an encounter in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed were killed on Saturday while being taken for a medical check-up in Prayagraj.
Atiq Ahmed was accused in the murder case of BSP MLA Raju Pal in 2005, as well as the recent Umesh Pal murder case which occurred earlier this year.
After the incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered a thorough investigation into the matter at a high level.
“Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called for a high-level meeting and ordered a comprehensive inquiry into the matter of Murder of Atique Ahmed. He also instructed the formation of a three-member Judicial Commission to conduct a thorough investigation,” as confirmed by officials.
Uttar Pradesh Police confirmed that three people have been arrested in connection with the incident.
An officer stated that three people have been arrested following the shooting deaths of the gangster-turned-politician and his brother in Prayagraj. Further details will be shared later.
AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi commented that the recent incident is a clear example of the failure of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s law and order system in the state, in the aftermath of the incident.
Akhilesh Yadav, the former chief of the Samajwadi Party, stated that crime has increased in the state and the confidence of the criminals has also grown significantly.
Crime has reached its peak in UP and the morale of the criminals is high. When someone can be killed openly despite being surrounded by a security cordon, one can imagine the state of the general public. Due to this (alleged encounter killings), an ambience of fear is being created among the public. It seems that some people are deliberately creating such an ambience,” tweeted Akhilesh Yadav tweeted.