Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath sought a Supreme Court docket-monitored investigation into the assassination of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.
Atiq and his brother had been shot lifeless by three shooters on Saturday once they had been introduced in for a medical check-up. The incident occurred quickly after they received down from the police jeep and had been responding to questions from the media. The killers, masquerading as journalists, fired at Atiq and his brother Ashraf.
“What sort of politics is happening in Uttar Pradesh and within the nation? Someday somebody is killed and the subsequent day another person. It’s for the society to assume the place UP and the nation is headed. The Supreme Court docket ought to take discover of it and order an inquiry,” Nath mentioned.
Responding to Nath, MP Bharatiya Janata Celebration spokesperson Narendra Saluja mentioned Nath ought to have proven grief for these killed by Atiq Ahmed as an alternative. “Atiq was going through greater than 100 legal instances. It’s shameful Nath is demanding an investigation into the killing of a person who murdered a number of folks and destroyed their households. Nath is siding with the mafia for the politics of appeasement,” Saluja mentioned.
In the meantime, Congress mentioned that criminals needs to be given the harshest punishment but it surely needs to be beneath the legislation of the land and subverting the rule of legislation for any political goal is harmful for democracy.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge mentioned there are courts to make sure that criminals get the harshest punishment however “taking part in with legislation and order solely provides beginning to anarchy”.
Video footage confirmed a person thrusting a gun at Ahmad’s head as he talked to reporters and the previous Samajwadi Celebration (SP) MP collapsing. The footage additionally confirmed the three assailants firing on the brothers even after they’d fallen. The bullet-riddled our bodies of Ahmad and Ashraf had been taken away from the spot as pressure gripped the realm after the sensational killings.
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