PRAYAGRAJ An area Congress leader stoked an issue by placing the Indian Tricolour on the grave of slain gangster-politician Atiq Ahmad on the Kasari Masari graveyard in Previous Metropolis space right here on Wednesday.
Rajkumar Singh ‘Rajju’, an aspirant for the submit of corporator from ward no. 43 right here within the UP civic polls, was detained by the Dhumanganj police after a video of him purportedly placing the nationwide flag on the grave went viral on social media, mentioned police.
Atiq and his youthful brother Ashraf have been buried within the graveyard late on April 16 night after they have been shot lifeless by three armed assailants whereas in police custody on April 15 evening.
Within the viral video, Rajkumar Singh Rajju is purportedly seen calling Atiq Ahmed a martyr, demanding Bharat Ratna for him and later spreading the Tricolour on his grave. The authenticity of the video clip is but to be confirmed.
As quickly because the details about the viral clip was obtained, the Dhumanganj police traced and detained the accused leader on Wednesday evening. “A criticism is being registered towards him,” mentioned cops.
In the meantime, metropolis Congress committee president Pradeep Mishra Anshuman expelled the leader from the social gathering for six years, saying that Rajkumar Singh’s assertion on Atiq was his private view and the social gathering had nothing to do with it.
The viral video additionally purportedly confirmed the accused leader saying: “The state authorities acquired Atiq Ahmad murdered. I demand that he be given Bharat Ratna. He was a public consultant. He must be given the standing of a martyr. If late Mulayam Singh Yadav can get Padma Vibhushan, then why ought to Atiq not be given Bharat Ratna…why was he not given state honours throughout funeral?”
Rajkumar Singh is believed to have given this assertion to the media after the press convention of Congress mayoral candidate Prabhashankar Mishra on Tuesday. Whereas he was giving the assertion, metropolis Congress president might be seen stopping the leader from talking additional.