Shortly after gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed was shot dead in Prayagraj, several leaders, including former chief minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, took to Twitter on Saturday night to condemn the act.
Yadav said that crime has reached its peak in the state and the morale of ‘criminals’ has increased a lot. He wrote on Twitter, ‘Crime has reached its peak in UP and the spirits of the criminals are high. When someone can be killed openly even while being in the security cordon, then the condition of the general public can be estimated. This (killings in alleged encounters) is creating an atmosphere of fear among the public. It seems that some people are deliberately creating such an atmosphere.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi also said, “Atiq and his brother were in police custody. They were handcuffed. JSR slogans were also raised. Both were killed Yogi’s law and order.” ‘s failure.” Those celebrating encounter raj are also responsible for this murder.