Today i.e. on April 21, a group of people allegedly yelled "Atiq Ahmed Amar Rahe" slogans outside the Jama Masjid located at Patna Junction after offering Jumma Namaz (Friday prayers).
The crowd also chanted slogans against the Modi and Yogi governments.
The dead gangster was referred to as a "martyr" and a "hero" by the mob. The incident's footage is becoming popular on social media.
The Congress leader Rajkumar was heard demanding UP CM Yogi Adityanath's resignation in a video that went viral on social media, accusing CM Yogi of ordering the assassination of .
He went on to demand that Atiq Ahmed be awarded the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian distinction.
Meanwhile, Shehzad Poonawalla, national spokesman for the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), tweeted the viral video and chastised the Congress party for 'eulogising'
Certain districts of Uttar Pradesh, especially Prayagraj, have been deemed sensitive in light of Eid celebrations. Law enforcement officials have reached out to Muslim religious leaders to prevent any potential unwanted incidents that may occur after the Eid prayers.
Atiq and Ashraf, two brothers who were imprisoned in Prayagraj, were killed while they were still in handcuffs, and the shocking incident was witnessed by media crews who were present at the scene.
The images of the incident were widely circulated on social media platforms and television channels, causing widespread fear and outrage.
Merely a few hours before the shooting, the last rites of Ahmed's son Asad had taken place. Asad was killed in a police encounter that occurred on April 13 in Jhansi.