Lucknow: Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf Ahmad were shot dead in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj on late Saturday. Following the incident section 144 was clamped across UP immediately. Police is interrogating the killers after their arrest. Meanwhile, opposition has slammed Yogi government over the murder.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi trained guns at the Yogi Aditya Nath government alleging that the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is using “rule of the gun” to run the state.
Alleging that the UP government has a role in the incident, Owaisi also demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the matter. “No officer from Uttar Pradesh should be included in the committee…” he said, demanding CM Yogi Aditya Nath’s resignation.
AIMIM chief, addressing the media on Sunday morning, said radicalization must be stopped and also slammed those who were celebrating the killings. Calling the murders “cold-blooded”, Owaisi reiterated his stand that the incident evokes serious questions about the state of law and order in UP.
AIMIM chief added, “I have always been saying that the BJP in Uttar Pradesh is not running the government by the rule of law but by the rule of gun… After this incident will the public have any faith in the constitution and Law & order of the country?”.