SC to UP govt: Submit report on steps taken after Atiq Ahmad’s killing

SC has instructed the UP govt to report on actions taken after gangster-politician Atiq Ahmad and his brother's killing

Atiq-Ashraf killing, SC
Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf were shot dead by three assailants in front of media cameras while being escorted by the police to a hospital in Prayagraj on the night of April 15 I File Photo

The Supreme Court instructed the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday (April 28), to provide a status report detailing the actions taken following the deaths of gangster-politician Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf in Prayagraj.

A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Dipankar Datta also sought a report from the UP government on the police encounter of Ahmad’s son Asad in Jhansi.

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Asad was killed in an encounter by a special task force (ST) team of the UP Police on April 13.

Two days later, Ahmad and Ashraf were shot dead at point-blank range by three men posing as media persons when they were being taken to a medical college in Prayagraj for a health check-up under police escort.

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The top court was hearing a plea, filed by advocate Vishal Tiwari, who has sought an inquiry into the 183 encounters that have taken place in Uttar Pradesh since 2017.

(With agency inputs)