India: 5 cops suspended for negligence in killing of mafia-politician Atiq Ahmad, brother

Shahganj police station in-charge Ashwani Kumar Singh was among those suspended

By PTI

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Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed being escorted to a hospital by police for a medical checkup in Prayagraj on April 15, 2023. Atiq and Ashraf were shot dead by unidentified assailants while being taken for the medical. — PTI
Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed being escorted to a hospital by police for a medical checkup in Prayagraj on April 15, 2023. Atiq and Ashraf were shot dead by unidentified assailants while being taken for the medical. — PTI

Published: Wed 19 Apr 2023, 2:04 PM

Last updated: Wed 19 Apr 2023, 2:05 PM

Five police personnel were suspended on Wednesday for negligence in connection with the killing of mafia-politician Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf, a senior officer said here on Wednesday.

Shahganj police station in-charge Ashwani Kumar Singh was among those suspended. The remaining are a sub-inspector and three constables.


Ahmad and Ashraf were shot dead at point-blank range by three men posing as journalists in the middle of a media interaction on Saturday night when police personnel were escorting them to a hospital in the Shahganj police station area in Prayagraj for a checkup.

The brothers were in handcuffs when they were killed in full view of camera crews.


The senior police officer said the five personnel were suspended after a special investigation team (SIT) charged them with negligence in discharging their duties.

Police Commissioner Ramit Sharma had constituted the three-member SIT headed by Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Satish Chandra to probe the killings.



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