Three shooters who gunned down gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed on the night of April 15, had been moved from the barracks to the high-security cell of Naini (Prayagraj) Central Jail on Monday.
“All three shooters, Arun Maurya, Sunny Singh and Lovelesh Tiwari, are under threat of attack behind bars, owing to which they have been shifted to a high-security cell,” official sources said.
“The slain gangster Atiq Ahmed allegedly had a good network in the jail, and this prompted authorities to shift the trio to a high-security cell rather as they believed that keeping them with other prisoners could have been risky,” sources pointed out.
While being escorted for a medical examination in Prayagraj on Saturday night, Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed were shot and killed by individuals acting as press reporters. Both gangsters were shot at about point-blank range before collapsing to the ground.
The district court on Sunday ordered the three shooters, Arun Maurya, Sunny Singh, and Lovelesh Tiwari, to spend 14 days in judicial custody.
Atiq Ahmed, a gangster-turned-politician, and his brother Ashraf were laid to rest on Sunday in a family graveyard in Prayagraj’s Kasari Masari area. The minor sons of Atiq Ahmed were transported from a juvenile home to the burial site.
Earlier, in the postmortem report, gangster Atiq Ahmed was shot at least nine times in a gruesome murder that was caught on camera outside a hospital in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday night, said media reports.
During the postmortem examination, the gangster’s body had at least nine bullet wounds. According to reports, his brother Ashraf Ahmed, who was also shot dead outside the hospital in Prayagraj, had five bullets found in his body.
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