In relation to the killing of gangster-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf while they were being escorted by the police in Prayagraj, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh police, officials said on Tuesday.
The commission asked for reports from the director general of police of Uttar Pradesh and the commissioner of police of Prayagraj within four weeks in its notice to them.
It further stipulated that the reports must include a site map of the crime scene, a magisterial enquiry report, an inquest report, a post-mortem report, a video cassette/CD of the post-mortem examination, and copies of the deceased’s medical-legal certificates.
On Saturday night, while police officers were escorting Ahmed and Ashraf to a medical college in Prayagraj for a checkup, three men posing as journalists shot them dead at point-blank range.
They were transported from prisons in Gujarat and Bareilly to Prayagraj for questioning in relation to the shooting deaths of Umesh Pal and his two police protection guards, earlier this year.
When the brothers were killed in front of the camera crews, they were handcuffed. The gruesome images were widely shared on social media sites and television networks.
Just hours before the shooting, Asad, Ahmed’s son, had his final rites conducted in Prayagraj. Asad was shot dead by police on April 13 in Jhansi.
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