UP SIT : Crime scene of Atiq, Ashraf murder case would be recreated

The crime scenes of Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf will be recreated as part of the Special Investigation Team’s (SIT) ongoing investigation, according to sources.The Uttar Pradesh police announced the  formation of two special investigating teams (SITs) to look into the gangster’s killings on Sunday, almost two days after three people posing as media personnel shot and killed gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf in Prayagraj.

The first SIT, to be headed by Additional DCP (crime) Satish Chandra, has been formed to probe the murder case registered at Shahganj police station, according to an order issued by Prayagraj Commissioner of Police, Ramit Sharma on Sunday.

The second SIT has been put together to supervise the first. This SIT will be headed by ADG Prayagraj Zone Bhanu Bhaskar, and would also have Prayagraj Commissioner of Police and the director of Forensic Science Laboratory as its members, stated an order issued by the Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police, RK Vishwakarma on Sunday.

Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf Ahmad were shot dead by men posing as journalists on Saturday night, while they were being taken for a medical examination in Prayagraj.
Both the gangsters collapsed at the spot after being shot close to point-blank range.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took cognizance of the incident and ordered the setting up of a judicial commission in the matter.All three assailants — Arun Maurya, Sunny Singh and Lovelesh Tiwari — were sent to 14-day judicial custody by the district court on Sunday.

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