Atiq Ahmed, brother Ashraf shot dead while being taken for medical test in Prayagraj

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PRAYAGRAJ: Days after Atiq Ahmed’s son Asad Ahmed was killed in an encounter in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi, the mafia-turned-politician and his brother Ashraf Ahmed were killed on Saturday while being taken for a medical in Prayagraj.

Atiq Ahmed was accused in the 2005 BSP MLA Raju Pal murder case and also in the Umesh Pal murder case which happened in February this year.

His son Asad was killed on April 13 in an encounter in Jhansi. He was killed along with Ghulam, both of whom were wanted in the Umesh Pal murder case of Prayagraj. Each of them carried a reward of Rs 5 lakhs on their heads. The police said that foreign-made weapons were recovered from them.

“Asad, son of mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed, and Ghulam s/o Maksudan, both wanted in Umesh Pal murder case of Prayagraj and carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh each were killed in encounter with the UPSTF team led by DySP Navendu and DySP Vimal at Jhansi. Sophisticated foreign-made were weapons recovered”, UP STF said.

Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf were brought to the CJM Court in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, on the same day Asad was killed in the encounter. (ANI)

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