Atiq-Ashraf Shot Dead: On Saturday i.e. April 15, three assassins shot dead criminal-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Khalid Azim alias Ashraf in Prayagraj while being escorted by over a dozen police officers for a normal medical checkup. The assailants fired several bullets. Both were killed on the spot.
The former Samajwadi Party MP, 62, Atiq was assassinated just hours after his son Asad Ahmed was killed in a police encounter in Jhansi two days ago i.e. on April 13.
The three shooters, named Luvlesh Tiwari, Sunny, and Arun Maurya, were apprehended on the spot by police.
At around 10 p.m. on April 15th, an incident took place which was recorded on video as reporters with microphones trailed the detained individuals who were being taken to the hospital by law enforcement for a medical examination.
Before Atiq could finish his response, one of the intruders pointed a pistol at his head and shot him, while the other two started fire on his brother.
The assailants raised their hands and surrendered after the brothers collapsed to the ground. After shooting Ahmed and his brother, the assassins were quickly overpowered and apprehended by police.
On Saturday, and Ashraf Ahmed were being questioned by Uttar Pradesh Police at the Dhoomanganj police station.
The attackers were screaming "Jai Shri Ram" and were caught by police shortly after killing Atiq Ahmed and Ashraf.
When Atiq and Ashraf were encircled by cops, they were shot. The at close range, with many bullets being discharged.
On April 13, Ahmed's son Asad and an accomplice were slain in a police encounter near Jhansi.
Earlier on April 15th, their last rites were carried out.
Section 144 of the CrPC has been enforced in the Prayagraj district, and a state-wide alert has been issued in Uttar Pradesh. In response to the killing of Atiq and Ashraf, law enforcement conducted a flag march in Lucknow's Husainabad. Additionally, internet services have been completely shut down in Prayagraj.
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, has announced the formation of a three-member judicial commission to investigate the incident.
The senior officials have suspended the 17 police officers who were assigned to accompany Atiq and Asad to the hospital for medical tests.