PRAYAGRAJ The UP Police fashioned a three-member Particular Investigation Group (SIT) to probe the killing of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf in Prayagraj, mentioned officers on Monday
The SIT is headed by extra deputy commissioner of police (crime) Satish Chandra as its chief investigator and has assistant commissioner of police (kotwali) Satendra Prasad Tiwari and inspector Om Prakash of Crime Department (investigation cell) of Prayagraj police as co-investigators, knowledgeable the order of Ramit Sharma, Prayagraj commissioner of police, a replica of which can also be with HT.
A high-level staff has additionally been arrange by UP DGP RK Vishwakarma to supervise the probe into the killing of Atiq Ahmad and Khalid Azeem aka ‘Ashraf’, mentioned law enforcement officials.
This staff contains ADG (Prayagraj zone) Bhanu Bhaskar as its head, police commissioner (Prayagraj) Ramit Sharma and director of forensic science laboratory, UP, Archana Tripathi, they added.
As per the order issued by the UP DGP on April 16, a replica of which is with HT, the staff has been mandated to get the investigation performed underneath its shut supervision.
Atiq Ahmad and Ashraf have been gunned down by three armed assailants after they have been being taken for his or her every day medical examination (whereas on police remand) to the Motilal Nehru (Colvin) Divisional Hospital round 10.30pm on April 15.
The three assailants, later recognized as Mohit Singh aka Sunny, 23, of Hamirpur, Lavlesh Tiwari, 22, of Banda and Arun Kumar Maurya, 18, of Kasganj, have been nabbed from the spot sans any resistance after capturing the 2 brothers. They have been later produced earlier than the remand Justice of the Peace at Prayagraj district courtroom, the place they have been despatched to 14-day judicial custody and despatched to Naini Central Jail on April 16.