Gangster Atiq Ahmad’s eldest son Umar, who’s lodged in the Lucknow district jail, and second eldest son Ali, jailed in Naini, Prayagraj, had been informed of the brazen murders of their father and uncle Khalid Azim (Ashraf) solely on Sunday night, jail officials confirmed.
Umar was jailed in August final 12 months after he surrendered himself in the Lucknow CBI courtroom. He was being investigated for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping and torture of a Lucknow relator, Mohit Jaiswal. Jaiswal was allegedly taken to the Deoria jail the place Atiq Ahmad was then lodged in December 2018.
Ali, in the meantime, was arrested and jailed on the Naini central jail the identical month in an extortion case. Regardless of getting bail in the case, he continued to be in jail as one other legal case was pending in opposition to him.
The jail officials mentioned Umar was informed about the murders round 5.30 pm. “He began crying upon studying about the incident, however had his dinner,” they added.
The brothers weren’t formally informed of the murders until Sunday night. They mentioned the duo adopted their day by day routine and their response didn’t recommend that they’d any trace of the incident. “We’ll, nevertheless, inform them about the incident in the night. The duo is already beneath round the clock video surveillance,” the officials had mentioned earlier.
A Lucknow jail official acknowledged that no newspaper was despatched to Umar’s barrack to keep away from letting him know of the incident. He mentioned Umar was inconsolably crying upon coming to know of his brother Asad’s dying in an encounter with the UPSTF on April 13.
The 2 minor sons of Atiq, lodged at Rajrooppur juvenile dwelling, nevertheless, knew about the Saturday night time’s occasion as tons of of individuals gathered outdoors the establishment later that night time demanding the discharge of the boys. The minor sons additionally took half in the funeral of their father and uncle.
In the meantime, Atiq’s spouse Shaishta Parveen was claimed to be planning a give up. Police officials and legal professionals in Prayagraj speculated that her give up may very well be imminent.