On April 19, a CJM court in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj remanded gangster Atiq Ahmed’s killers to four-day police custody.
This comes after the Special Investigation Team filed an application in the court seeking remand for questioning for all three accused. The district court sent them to 14-day judicial custody on April 16.
During the police remand, the police will question the accused, who were identified as Arun Maurya, Sunny Singh and Lavlesh Tiwari, about the weapon they used to kill Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf on April 15 night, where did they get the weapon from and who gave it to them.
The police will also seek to know the reason for the murder of the gangsters.
All three accused will again be presented in court on April 23. Earlier today, they were brought to the court amid tight security. Earlier, the three assailants were shifted from Prayagraj’s Naini Central Jail to the Pratapgarh district jail on April 17.
“All three shooters, Arun Maurya, Sunny Singh and Lavlesh Tiwari, are under threat of attack behind bars, owing to which they have been shifted to a high-security cell and are kept under CCTV surveillance,” official sources said.
Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf Ahmad were shot dead by men posing as press persons on April 15 night while being taken for a medical examination in Prayagraj. Both the gangsters collapsed on the spot after they were shot at nearly point-blank range.
On April 16, the last rites of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf took place at a family graveyard in the Kasari Masari area of Prayagraj.
(with inputs from ANI)