Atiq-Ashraf Murder: High alert in UP, Section 144 imposed in Prayagraj

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Jammu, 17 April (CNI): Uttar Pradesh Government has imposed Section 144 of CrPC across the state after mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf were shot dead in Prayagraj on Saturday.

According to the monitoring desk of Current News of India (CNI) Days, after Atiq Ahmed’s son Asad was killed in an encounter in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi, Atiq and his brother Ashraf Ahmed, were in Police custody and were killed late Saturday night while being taken for a medical in Prayagraj.

The state police said that the shooters who killed Atiq and Ashraf on Saturday night were posing as Journalists at the spot of the incident.

Earlier Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said that crime has peaked in the state and the morale of the “criminals” has grown by leaps and bounds.

Akhilesh Yadav wrote on his official Twitter handle “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.”

Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Utter Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath immediately called a high-level meeting and ordered a high-level inquiry into the whole matter. Chief Minister also gave instructions for the formation of a three-member Judicial Commission (Judicial Inquiry Commission) in the matter. (CNI)

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