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SC ask UP govt to submit report on Murder of Atiq Ahmad and his brother while in police custody

SC ask UP govt to submit report on Murder of Atiq Ahmad and his brother while in police custody

After two weeks after the incident, the Top Court today asked the Government of Uttar Pradesh to submit a report on the murder of Atiq Ahmed and his brother during Police Custody. 

Atiq Ahmed and his brother were shot dead on 15 April by three assailants as they were being escorted by the police to a hospital for a routine check-up.

The Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh government to submit a report on the incident. The court also sought a report on the police encounter with Ahmad's son Asad, who was killed by a special task force in Jhansi on April 13.

"We have seen it on TV. Why were Atiq Ahmed and his brother not taken in an ambulance to the hospital? Why were they made to walk and paraded," the court asked.

The government told the court that the brothers were being taken for a medical test mandated by the court. "As per orders of the court, they had to be taken for medical tests every two days. So, the press knew. We have appointed a Commission to look into the matter," it said.

Ahmad, a former member of parliament, had a long criminal record that included charges of murder, kidnapping, extortion and rioting. He was also accused of orchestrating an attack on a businessman inside a prison in 2018. He had been lodged in a high-security jail in Gujarat since 2019 and was brought to Prayagraj for a court hearing.

The plea before the Supreme Court, filed by advocate Vishal Tiwari, has alleged that the killings of Ahmad and his family members were part of a pattern of eliminating criminals through extrajudicial means.

 

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