The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday constituted a three-member judicial committee to probe the murder of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed. The commission will be headed by Justice (retd) Arvind Kumar Tripathi of the Allahabad High Court, and will include two other members – retired Justice Brijesh Kumar Soni and former DGP Subesh Kumar Singh.
According to officials, the three-member panel will have to submit its report to the state government in two months. He said that the committee has been constituted under the Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952.
Atiq and his brother Ashraf were shot dead in front of the media by three people posing as journalists in Prayagraj on Saturday night. The shooting took place around 10 pm when the Ahmed brothers were being taken for a medical examination as a mandatory legal requirement.