Prayagraj, UP: The mysterious connections between the deceased Mafiosi Atiq Ahmad and his youthful brother Khalid Azeem, generally known as Ashraf, with Pakistan-based arms sellers, proceed to baffle investigators. Moreover, the whereabouts of a considerable cache of firearms, ammunition, and crude bombs, which the police initially alleged had been hidden in Prayagraj and Kaushambi, stay unknown.
In its court docket utility for searching for the duo’s custodial remand, the police asserted that Atiq and Ashraf had admitted to being concerned with Pakistani arms sellers and concealing a stockpile of firearms. In accordance with the appliance, Atiq’s assertion disclosed his connections with the Pakistani secret service company ISI and the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Through the interrogation, Atiq disclosed to the authorities that the supply of firearms happens throughout the Indian border in Punjab through unmanned aerial automobiles (drones). These weapons are subsequently retrieved by an area contact. It has come to mild that the identical community is liable for supplying firearms to terrorists in Kashmir.
The police have filed an utility stating that Atiq and Ashraf possess data concerning the placement on the Punjab border the place firearms are being dropped, in addition to details about the person liable for amassing them. Nevertheless, because of the delicate nature of the state of affairs, Atiq and Ashraf are unable to supply the precise coordinates. The police requested to take them into custody to information them to the spot. Moreover, the police, of their request for custody remand of the mafia brothers, alleged that the duo had confessed to concealing firearms, ammunition, and crude bombs at numerous areas throughout Prayagraj, Kaushambi, Fatehpur, and Unnao districts. These hidden objects had been reportedly located amidst fields and farmhouses, with the exact whereabouts remaining unknown till the accused had been accompanied to the websites.
Atiq and Ashraf had been positioned below custody remand by the court docket for a length of 4 days, ranging from April 14 and scheduled to conclude on April 17. The Dhumanganj police performed a radical questioning of the 2 people. On April 15, the police accompanied Atiq and Ashraf to the deserted ruins situated within the Kasari Masari space. Because of their confession, the police efficiently recovered two pistols and a complete of 58 cartridges, together with eight bullets that had been manufactured in Pakistan.
Roughly three hours later, Atiq and Ashraf met a tragic destiny as they had been fatally shot whereas being transported to Colvin Hospital for a medical examination.
In accordance with police officers, regardless of their efforts, the connection between the mafia brothers and the ISI, in addition to terrorist organizations, remained an enigma. Solely two pistols, a Colt amongst them, together with 58 bullets, had been efficiently recovered by the authorities. Sadly, earlier than any additional questioning may happen, Atiq and Ashraf, the people concerned, had been fatally shot, leaving the police unable to uncover the areas of the hid stockpile of firearms and improvised explosive units.
Officers have said that investigations into this matter are ongoing, emphasizing that progress is being made. The current apprehension of Guddu Muslim is anticipated to supply invaluable leads concerning Atiq’s potential ties to Pakistani arms sellers. Moreover, legislation enforcement will actively pursue the restoration of the hid arsenal of weapons belonging to the brothers, as said by the officers.