Days after gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf were shot dead, a crude bomb went off near the home of Atiq’s lawyer in Katra area of Prayagraj on Tuesday.
No casualties have been reported in the incident, the police said.
VIDEO | Crude bomb explosion reported in Katra area of Prayagraj. More details are awaited. (No audio) pic.twitter.com/WjRrVfEmgA
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Meanwhile, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh Police over the killing of Atiq Ahmed and his brother.
Late Saturday night, Atiq and his brother Ashraf were sprayed with bullets by two youths even as they were being escorted for a routine check up on foot by armed policemen to Colvin Hospital in Prayagraj. Their police custody remand, from April 13, was to end at 5 pm on Sunday.Most Read 1 Gadar 2 box office collection day 4: Sunny Deol film records biggest Monday collections of all time, nets a total of Rs 173 cr 2 Bigg Boss OTT 2 Finale Live Updates: Elvish Yadav wins Salman Khan’s show, Abhishek Malhan shares message from hospital 3 Happy Independence Day 2023: Wishes Images, Whatsapp Messages, Status, Quotes, and Photos 4 OMG 2 box office collection day 4: Pankaj Tripathi-Akshay Kumar film delivers better Monday than opening Friday, earns Rs 55.1 cr 5 Jailer box office collection Day 5: Rajinikanth film set to cross Rs 350-crore mark worldwide on Independence Day
The whole shootout was captured live on television with the two brothers answering questions being posed by reporters. The shooters and one more associate surrendered to the policemen immediately after firing several rounds using semi-automatic pistols.
Accused Lavlesh Tiwari (22), Mohit alias Sunny Puraney (23) and Arun Kumar Maurya (18) were produced before a local court in Prayagraj Sunday. Gulab Chand Agrihari, District Government Counsel, said the court sent the three accused to judicial custody until April 29.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiry‘Will return to Red Fort next year’: In Independence Day speech, PM Modi ...
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has constituted a three-member judicial commission to probe the killing.© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd