The three assailants, who gunned down mafia-politician and former member of Parliament (MP) Atiq Ahmad and his former legislator brother, Khalid Azeem aka Ashraf in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj on Saturday, had been following the duo together with the gang of media individuals right since they had been despatched on police remand, in response to the primary data (FIR) report within the case.
The named FIR, a replica of which is with HT, mentions that in interrogation by police about their motive, the three assailants confessed that they killed Atif and Ashraf to wipe out their gang and make a reputation for themselves within the state by doing so, which might have benefitted them in future.
The FIR was lodged by the station home officer (SHO) of Dhumanganj police station, inspector Rajesh Kumar Maurya. It has named Lavlesh Tiwari (22) of Banda, Mohit aka Shani (23) of Hamirpur and Arun Maurya Kumar (18) of Kasganj district because the accused.
The FIR states that the trio together with weapons had been nabbed from the crime spot itself. It mentioned that the assailants posing as media individuals approached Atiq and Ashraf together with different media representatives because the duo was being taken by police to the Motilal Nehru (Colvin) Divisional Hospital for their day by day medical examination.
The medical examination was mandated by the chief judicial Justice of the Peace (CJM) court docket of Prayagraj whereas awarding Atiq and Ashraf four-day police remand to the Dhumanganj police in reference to the February 24 murders of lawyer Umesh Pal and his two police guards, through which the duo is among the many major named accused.
The Dhumanganj police’s FIR mentioned earlier than anybody may react the three assailants opened hearth utilizing refined firearms on Atiq and Ashraf from shut vary.
“The FIR has been registered below completely different sections of IPC (Indian Penal Code) together with part 302 (homicide), and 307 (try and commit homicide), moreover sections 3 (utilizing prohibited arms or prohibited ammunition), 7 (prohibition of acquisition or possession, or of manufacture or sale of prohibited arms or prohibited ammunition) and 25 (possession or carrying any prohibited arms or prohibited ammunition) and 27 (utilizing any arms or ammunition sans license) of the Arms Act and Part 7 of the Prison Legislation Modification (CLA) Act,” mentioned Ashwani Kumar Singh, SHO of Shahganj police station.
In line with the FIR, the trio confessed that they did not gauge the safety preparations in place and subsequently couldn’t flee the scene and received caught. Additionally they confessed that that they had focused the 2 brothers earlier as effectively however couldn’t succeed resulting from lack of a right alternative, the FIR added.
To make sure, a confession or disclosure assertion of any particular person made earlier than a police officer will not be admissible as proof earlier than a court docket except it’s backed by different proof. Solely a confession earlier than a decide is admissible as proof in opposition to an accused.