Ensure law and order is maintained in the state: UP CM instructs police at a high-level meeting

16 April, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

Yogi Adityanath National

UP CM Adityanath has directed state police officials to stay on high alert in a high-level meeting after Atiq Ahmed and Ashraf Ahmed were shot dead in Prayagraj.

After mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf were shot dead in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed state police officers to be on high alert and ensure law and order are maintained across the state in a late-night meeting.

“UP CM Yogi Adityanath has instructed Police officers to be on alert, ensure peace, law and order are maintained in the state and the public doesn’t face any trouble,” according to the Chief Minister office’s statement. In this regard, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also appealed to the public to avoid paying attention to rumours about the incident.

“CM has also appealed to people not to pay any attention to rumours. Strict action will be taken against those who spread rumours,” the official statement mentioned.

UP Home Secretary Sanjay Prasad, UP Police Director General of Police (DGP) RK Vishwakarma, and other top officials attended the meeting at the Chief Minister’s residence.

After his son Asad was slain in an encounter in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi, Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed were assassinated on Saturday while being escorted for medical treatment in Prayagraj.

In the aftermath of the incident, the Uttar Pradesh government implemented Section 144 of the CrPC in all districts on Sunday. In the aftermath of Atiq Ahmed, Ashraf Ahmed was shot dead in Prayagraj, according to officials.