Atiq Ahmed and his brother shot dead

Photo: The Indian Express

Atiq Ahmed, former politician in India and his brother Ashraf were shot dead on Saturday while in police custody.

In March, Atiq was convicted in an abduction case dating back to 2007 and sentenced to life imprisonment, according to the Print and was sent to four-day police custody by the court of the chief judicial magistrate in Prayagraj Thursday.

Atiq and Ashraf were sprayed with bullets by two youths even as they were being escorted for a routine check up on foot by armed policemen to Colvin Hospital in Prayagraj around 10.30 pm reads the Indian Express adding the whole shootout was captured live on television with the two brothers answering questions being posed by reporters.

It has further mentioned that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath summoned DGP RK Vishwakarma and the Special DG, Law & Order, Prashant Kumar immediately after the shootout.