Uttar Pradesh has asserted that it has spared no effort in conducting a thorough and unbiased investigation into the incident and other cases, such as the demise of gangster Vikas Dubey and multiple police encounters dating back to 2017.
New Delhi : The Uttar Pradesh government has informed the Supreme Court that no fault has been found on the part of the police in the ongoing investigation into the killing of gangster and former Lok Sabha member Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf in Prayagraj on April 15. The state has emphasized its commitment to conducting a fair and impartial investigation into this incident and other cases, including the killing of gangster Vikas Dubey and various police encounters since 2017, as raised by the petitioner.
In its status report, the state disclosed that it has filed a charge sheet against three accused in the case related to the killing of Ahmad and Ashraf, with the matter pending before a trial court. The report also stated that investigations are partially ongoing to collect evidence on some other aspects.
Regarding encounters, including that of gangster Vikas Dubey in July 2020, the state clarified that these incidents have been thoroughly investigated in accordance with guidelines and directions issued by the Supreme Court. In each of the seven highlighted incidents, including the murder of Ahmad and Ashraf, no fault has been found on the part of the police, according to the report.
The Supreme Court is currently considering two separate petitions related to this matter, one filed by advocate Vishal Tiwari and the other by Aisha Noori, sister of gangster-politician Ahmad, both seeking a comprehensive probe into the killing of their family members. The state’s report emphasized that many issues raised in these petitions have already been addressed and concluded by the apex court in earlier proceedings.