LUCKNOW: Days after the killing of gangster-politician Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath warned mafias in the state that they can no longer threaten anyone. Speaking at a function, Adityanath said that from 2017 to 2023, there have been no riots in Uttar Pradesh, and there was no need for a curfew. His comments come even as Atiq’s son Asad was killed in a police encounter in UP’s Jhansi last week.
#WATCH अब कोई पेशेवर अपराधी और माफिया किसी उद्यमियों को डरा धमका नहीं सकता है, उत्तर प्रदेश आज आपको बेहतरीन कानून व्यवस्था की गारंटी देता है: उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री योगी आदित्यनाथ pic.twitter.com/AY6vGiuME1— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) April 18, 2023
According to news agency ANI, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said, “Before 2017, law and order in Uttar Pradesh was bad and the state was infamous for riots. Earlier there was a crisis for the identity of the state, today the state is becoming a crisis for them (criminals and mafias)”
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said, “Before 2017, law and order in Uttar Pradesh was bad and the state was infamous for riots. Earlier there was a crisis for the identity of the state, today the state is becoming a crisis for them (criminals and mafias)” pic.twitter.com/ltw7CkBzXR— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2023
Atiq Ahmad’s letter to UP CM and CJI on its way, lawyer says
Meanwhile, a letter written by Atiq Ahmad is on its way to Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the gangster’s lawyer said on Tuesday. While the content of the letter is unknown, it is written to the UP CM and CJI. The lawyer said that the letter is in a sealed envelope and is being sent by someone else. Ahmad had reportedly said that if there were any mishap or if he was murdered, the letter in the sealed envelope should be sent to the Chief Justice of India and Uttar Pradesh chief minister.
Ahmad brothers killed on live TV while being taken for medical check-up
The Ahmad brothers, Atiq and Ashraf, were killed at nearly point-blank range on live TV while being taken for a routine medical check-up at around 10 pm. The three shooters, identified as Sunny Singh, Lavlesh Tiwari, and Arun Maurya, posed as journalists and fired multiple times while being surrounded by police.
Atiq Ahmad’s killing raises questions about UP’s law and order situation
The killing of Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf on live TV has raised questions about the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. Ahmad was a notorious gangster who had been accused of several crimes, including murder, kidnapping, and extortion. He had also served as a Member of Parliament from Phulpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
The opposition parties have criticized the state government for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state. They have accused the government of allowing mafias to operate freely and of failing to take action against them. However, the government has defended its record, saying that it has taken strict action against criminals and that the state is now safer than it was before. The killing of Atiq Ahmad’s son in a police encounter has also sparked controversy, with many questioning the police’s version of events. The police claim that Asad Ahmad was killed in a shootout, but his family has alleged that he was picked up by the police and killed in cold blood. The family has demanded a judicial inquiry into the