Atiq Ahmed, the notorious gangster, 5-time MLA and once an MP from the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh grow to be once killed on stay TV alongside alongside with his brother Ashraf by a gang of three assassins on Saturday night. The incident took situation when Ahmed and his brother Ashraf fill been being taken for a needed clinical checkup within the Prayagraj district of the state.
No sooner did Ahmed step out of the police automobile and started addressing the media that three assassins, posing as journalists, took every person without warning and pumped bullets into his head from a level-easy vary. Before the police could possibly additionally react, plenty of rounds of bullets fill been fired and Ahmed siblings fill been lying cold and unimaginative on the asphalt. The assassins recognized as Lavlesh Tiwari, Arun Maurya and Sunny threw their weapons and fill been directly captured by the police.
Though facing legal expenses in myriad cases, Ahmed grow to be once dropped at Prayagraj from Sabarmati prison within the western Indian state of Gujarat for a hearing within the Umesh Most moving friend abolish case. Ahmed and his coterie of gangsters had indulged within the barbaric killing of Most moving friend, who grow to be once a key gape within the 2005 Raju Most moving friend abolish case in which Ahmed grow to be once mark-sheeted.
The killing of Ahmed has divided the final public. While proponents argue that the gangster had it coming for his cauldron of crimes had been filled to the brim, the naysayers mentioned it grow to be once a discover for mobocracy, atmosphere a foul precedent as India takes pride in being one among the excellent democracies on this planet.
Whatever cease of the honest spectrum one finds themselves nestled in, one reality is evident that a gangster who had better than 100 cases lodged against him met a fate that he had predicted map aid. Nonetheless who grow to be once Atiq Ahmed and why did the authorities stay hapless against him all these years?
The Genesis of Atiq Ahmed
Ahmed first made an affect within the crime alleys of Prayagraj (Allahabad as it grow to be once recognized aid then) when he grow to be once accused of abolish on the age of 17 in 1979. In 1983, the main FIR grow to be once registered against him and it grow to be once his formal foray into the legal world.
Ahmed remained at reasonable from regulation enforcement authorities, primarily due to his political connections. He first contested the assembly elections from the Allahabad West seat in 1989 and emerged victorious. He went on to discover the MLA election for five consecutive cases, switching events twice in between.
Having tasted vitality as an MLA, Ahmed took a step ahead and contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2004 on a Samajwadi Occasion mark. He fought from Phulpur and secured rep admission to to the parliament and grew to become a member of the 14th Lok Sabha. Seriously, this grow to be once the same seat from where India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru won the final elections, a document three cases.
When it grow to be once pointed out that Ahmed contested from the same seat, he had this to mutter, “Pandit ji ki tarah hum Naini Penitentiary me bhi rahe hain. Woh kitab likhe wahan, humein apni historical previous-sheet ki wajah se jana pada tha (I in actual fact fill additionally stayed in Naini prison, esteem Nehru. There, he penned books and I went due to my historical previous-sheet).”
By this level of time, Ahmed had accumulated valuable crime credit. Then all once more, it grow to be once the killing of BSP MLA Raju Most moving friend that can eventually lead to his downfall and his abolish which grow to be once broadcast stay on primetime TV.
After turning into a Member of Parliament (MP), Atiq left the assembly seat and gave the mark to his brother Khalid Azim aka Ashraf. Then all once more, his opponent, Raju Most moving friend, an OBC candidate, pitched by BSP, managed to defeat Ashraf.
To settle ratings, Atiq launched plenty of deadly attacks on Most moving friend before eventually brutally murdering him within the Dhoomanganj enviornment of the metropolis on January 25, 2005. After courtroom complaints, both brothers fill been sent to penal complicated but quickly obtained out due to political affiliations.
Atiq’s cease came correct two days after his son Asad Ahmed, accused within the Umesh Most moving friend abolish case, grow to be once shot unimaginative by the UP Special Process Pressure (STF) in an stumble upon in Jhansi.
In a single among his meetings with journalists within the early 2000s, Ahmed prophesied that he knew how he would meet his maker.
“Sab ko pata hota hai anjaam kya hona hai. Kab tak taala ja sakta hai, yeh sab (contesting election) iski hi jaddojahad hai (All americans is aware of, as criminals, what shall be our fate. Everyday is a war to flee this ordeal, and delay the inevitable),” he had philosophised.
What subsequent from here?
Typically ever has a killing taken situation stay on camera with a entire country watching on a dead Saturday night and afraid every person.
It can perchance need been an instantaneous catharsis for of us that had been combating a misplaced battle against Ahmed for years. As for others, it grow to be once any other ‘same old day’ within the reign of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who has been waging a war against criminals and organised crime.
In the duration in-between, a three-member judicial enquiry committee has been fashioned to put collectively a document on the killing of Atiq and his brother.
Retired Justice Arvind Kumar Tripathi of Allahabad Excessive Court docket, retired IPC officer Subesh Kumar Singh and retired district mediate Brijesh Kumar Soni fill been included within the panel and ordered to submit a document to the state executive in two months.
As of the remaining update, the three shooters fill been sent to 14-day judicial custody by a courtroom in Prayagraj.
(With inputs from companies)
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