Atiq Ahmed's wife Shaista Parveen, who was an accused in the Umesh Pal shootout case, has been on the run. Police launched a manhunt to nab her.
A Twitter handle named 'The Sajjad Mughal' threatened to avenge gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahemed's murder.
Shaista Parveen saga: Parveen was a well-educated woman and the daughter of a police constable. She married Atiq in 1996 and then her life took a 180-degree turn. Like her husband, she too had political ambitions.
Notably, Ahmad (60) and Ashraf were shot dead at point-blank range by three men posing as journalists on Saturday night while police personnel were escorting them to a medical college in Prayagraj for a check-up.
Days after gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed's murder, extortion slips (pink and white) surfaced which were used to collect money from poll candidates.
Atiq Ahmed Ashraf Killing: Gangster Atiq Ahmed's lawyer Vijay Mishra on Monday gave a shocker as he revealed that Atiq's brother was given a death threat by a police official when he was being taken from Prayagraj to Bareilly.
The major development came hours after CM Yogi Adityanath held a high-level meeting with the top officials on Monday.
Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf, who were in handcuffs, were shot dead by three men posing as journalists in Prayagraj.
The step is being taken after three assailants posing as journalists killed Ahmad and his brother Ashraf in Prayagraj Saturday night while they were speaking to reporters.
Umesh Pal and his two police security guards were shot dead on February 24 outside his home in Prayagraj's Dhoomanganj.
Mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad is being taken to Sabarmati Jail in Ahmedabad from Naini jail in Prayagraj after the court on Tuesday gave him a life sentence in a kidnapping case.
The shifting of Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf from Ahmedabad jail to Prayagraj's Naini Jail created a buzz on social media speculating dramatic action alike to gangster Vikas Dubey's encounter.
Ram Gopal Yadav alleged that the real accused in the Prayagraj murder case are not being found, there is pressure to kill those who are caught. Two sons of Atiq Ahmed were already caught on the very first day and one of them will be killed.
Umesh Pal murder case: It was the second encounter related to the Umesh Pal murder case and subsequently police gunned down the second accused.
SSP, Lucknow, Kalanidhi Naithani said that a case was registered and an investigation was underway.