Atiq Ahmed Killing: All 3 shooters shifted to high-security cell in Prayagraj jail
17 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh
On Sunday, the district court sentenced the three shooters, Arun Maurya, Sunny Singh, and Lovelesh Tiwari, to 14 days in judicial custody.
Atiq Ahmed Killing: On Monday, three shooters who killed Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed on April 15 were transferred from the barracks to the high-security cell of Naini (Prayagraj) Central Jail.
“All three shooters, Arun Maurya, Sunny Singh and Lovelesh Tiwari, are under threat of attack behind bars, owing to which they have been shifted to a high-security cell,” official sources said. “The slain gangster Atiq Ahmed allegedly had a good network in the jail, and this prompted authorities to shift the trio to a high-security cell rather as they believed that keeping them with other prisoners could have been risky,” sources pointed out.
On Saturday night, while being taken for a medical examination in Prayagraj, Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf Ahmad were shot dead by men posing as press personnel. After being shot at nearly point-blank range, both gangsters collapsed on the spot.
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On Sunday, the district court sentenced the three shooters, Arun Maurya, Sunny Singh, and Lovelesh Tiwari, to 14 days in judicial custody. On Sunday, the last rites of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf were performed at a family graveyard in Prayagraj’s Kasari Masari area.
Minor sons of gangster Atiq Ahmed were transported from a juvenile home to the burial site. Atiq Ahmed was charged in the 2005 murder of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal, as well as the Umesh Pal murder in February of this year.
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