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Judicial Commission to probe Prayagraj killing of Atiq and Ashraf

IndiaJudicial Commission to probe Prayagraj killing of Atiq and Ashraf

The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday constituted a judicial commission for a detailed probe into the Prayagraj killings.

A judicial probe has been conducted for mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Khalid Azeem alias Ashraf who were killed by three shooters while being taken for medical examination, an official spokesman said.

The spokesman said that following directives of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath the Home Department has issued an order in this regard. The commission has been constituted under the Commission of Inquiry Act 1952.

As per the order the commission will be headed by the retired judge of Allahabad High Court Justice Arvind Kumar Tripathi (II). Former Director General of Police (DGP) Subesh Kumar Singh and retired judge Brijesh Kumar Soni have been appointed as members of the commission.

The spokesman said that the commission will complete its probe into the incident within two months and will submit its report to the state government. It may be noted that Atiq and Ashraf were shot dead while they were being taken for medical examination to Colvin Hospital in police custody on Saturday night.

They were shot by three assailants, who came in the disguise of media persons and were later nabbed by the police from the spot. Atiq and Ashraf were remanded to police custody in connection with the murder of Umesh Pal, the main witness in Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal. Advocate Umesh Pal and his two gunners were shot in front of his house in the Sulem Sarai area under Dhoomanganj police station on February 24. Umesh Pal’s wife Jaya Pal lodged a case against Atiq, his brother Ashraf, his wife Shaista Parveen, two sons, and nine others for murder.

While examining the situation after Atiq and Arshad’s murder, CM Yogi ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter on Saturday night and also directed to constitute a three-member judicial commission.

What is a judicial commission?

A judicial commission is a body set up by the government to investigate specific incidents or issues of public concern. It is usually composed of experts or retired judges who are appointed to conduct an independent and impartial inquiry. The commission is empowered to collect evidence, interview witnesses, and make recommendations based on its findings.

In the case of the killing of Atiq and Ashraf in Prayagraj, India, a judicial commission might be set up to investigate the circumstances surrounding their deaths. The commission would be tasked with determining who was responsible for the killings, whether any laws or regulations were violated, and how similar incidents might be prevented in the future. Its findings would be presented to the government and the public and could be used to inform policy decisions or legal action.

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