Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday formed a three-member judicial committee to probe the killing of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf Ahmad.
The commission will be headed by retired Allahabad High Court judge, Justice (Retd) Arvind Kumar Tripathi, and will include two other members, retired judge Brijesh Kumar Soni and former DGP Subesh Kumar Singh.
Chief Minister Yogi has been keeping strict and consistent vigil on the entire case since the killing took place on Saturday night. Earlier, the chief minister had called the principal secretary (Home), DGP and Special DG (Law and Order) at his residence and held a high-level meeting with them on law and order, after which prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code were imposed in the state. Apart from this, the police started foot patrolling in various districts. In addition, heavy security forces were deployed in the sensitive areas of the state to maintain law and order.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath instructed the officers to be vigilant in the field soon after the killing. He said that peace and order should be maintained in the state. Under the Commission of Inquiry Act 1952, a three-member judicial committee was constituted by the Home department on the instructions of the chief minister. The committee will submit its report within two months.
After the incident, taking prompt action with the policy of zero tolerance against crime and criminals, the police had nabbed all the youths involved in the murder of Atiq and Ashraf from on the spot.
101 cases against Atiq, 57 cases against Ashraf
Lucknow (PNS): Atiq Ahmad and Ashraf had a long criminal history. Since 1979, 101 cases were registered against Atiq while 57 cases were registered against Ashraf. In the year 1979, at the age of 17, the first case of murder was registered against Atiq Ahmad. By 1985, Atiq’s terror had spread not only in Prayagraj but also in other parts of the state. During Mulayam Singh Yadav’s tenure, Ashraf was accused of raping two innocent girls from a madarsa, who were later found at the same place brutally injured.