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Former MP Atiq Ahmed, his brother Ashraf Ahmed Shot Dead Days after Son Killed by Cops

Atiq Ahmed, the former MP, and his brother Ashraf Ahmed were killed today while they were being taken for a medical check-up in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj, news agency ANI reported. 

In a television video, Atiq Ahmed was speaking to reporters when at least two individuals armed with handguns opened fire on them. His son, 19-year-old Asad Ahmed, was slain two days earlier in an alleged encounter with the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force.

On Saturday, Asad Ahmed was put to rest.

Atiq and his family members have sought judicial protection many times, stating that they are experiencing threats and that their lives are in danger. Furthermore, Atiq has petitioned the Supreme Court for protection while incarcerated in the Umesh Pal murder case.

Last month, Atiq and two others were sentenced to life in prison, and Ashraf was acquitted in this case.

Reacting to the incident, former UP chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said in a tweet: “Crime has reached its peak in UP and the morale of the criminals is high. When someone can be killed by firing openly amidst the security cordon of the police, then what about the safety of the general public. Due to this, an atmosphere of fear is being created among the public, it seems that some people are deliberately creating such an atmosphere.”

Famous Journalist Rana Ayyub tweeted, “There are those celebrating without any pretence and then there are those playing ‘both-sides’ almost justifying that it was a ‘gangster-politician’ who was murdered. So what if he was murdered in presence of media, police and the shooters screamed Jai Shri Ram before shooting”. Journalists Rana Ayyub tweeted

"Atiq and his brother were killed while in police custody and were handcuffed. Slogans of JSR were also raised. Their murder is a perfect example of Yogi’s big failure of law & order. Those celebrating encounter-raj are equally responsible for this murder",tweeted Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi.Hyderabad MP tweeted


The Internet is flooded with the two heads perspective of the  mother of democracy. The debate for and against justice has erupted. There is a question of security of the public that has been murdered in the crowd of security, it has turned to be a question of controversy.

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