Judicial Probe Report In Killing Of Atique-Ashraf Presented Before The UP Cabinet, To Be Tabled In UP Vidhan Sabha Soon
Lucknow, January 19 (TNA) The investigation report of the sensational murders of dreaded mafia don-turned-politician Atique Ahmed and his brother Ashraf was presented before the Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Thursday when it met in the state capital. The report of the judicial inquiry is also likely to be presented in the UP State Assembly soon.
The report of the judicial inquiry into the encounter of four shooters who killed Raju Pal murder witness Umesh Pal in broad daylight in Prayagraj on 24 February 2023 last year and the murder of former MP Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf in the hospital was also presented before the Cabinet. The Cabinet has approved the tabling of the investigation reports of both the Judicial Commissions in the Assembly. At present, the facts and recommendations given in both reports have not been made public.
Sharp shooters Arbaaz and Vijay Chaudhary alias Usman, involved in the Umesh Pal murder case, were killed by Prayagraj Police in an encounter on 6 March 2023. After which, on April 13, STF also killed Atique’s son Asad and shooter Mohammad Ghulam in an encounter in the Baragaon area of Jhansi. Subsequently, on April 15, the state government constituted a two-member judicial inquiry commission under retired High Court Justice Rajiv Lochan Mehrotra. Former DG Vijay Kumar Gupta was made a member of the commission. The commission recently submitted its report to the government, which was presented before the cabinet on Thursday.
The judicial inquiry report into the murder of Atique Ahmed and his brother Ashraf has also been presented in the cabinet. Atiq and Ashraf, who were brought on remand in the Umesh Pal murder case, were shot dead on April 15 in a hospital premises of Prayagraj.
The government had formed a five-member judicial commission under the chairmanship of former Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court Dilip Baba Saheb Bhosle to investigate the matter. The commission also included former Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court Virendra Singh, former Justice of Allahabad High Court Arvind Kumar Tripathi, former Director General of Police Subesh Kumar Singh and retired District Judge Brijesh Kumar Soni.