Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed were killed on April 15 while being transported for medical treatment in Prayagraj. The murder occurred while they were speaking with members of the media. Lavlesh Singh, the man accused of the murder has shared several pictures on the platform with other workers of BJP.
Just two days earlier, Atiq’s son Asad Ahmed and an accomplice were also killed by police in an encounter. Asad and Ghulam were wanted for their alleged involvement in the murder of Umesh Pal in Prayagraj.
Lavlesh Tiwari (22) and Mohit aka Sunny Singh (23) had previously been jailed while Arun Maurya (18) had no criminal record, according to authorities. The trio were remitted to 14 days of judicial detention.
After being detained by the UP police, the three shooters revealed their intentions to become popular gangsters by killing Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf. They had been planning the attack ever since they found out about the duo’s pretrial detention and had disguised themselves as media journalists to carry out the attack.
Lavlesh Singh connection with BJP
Lavlesh Singh, the man accused of the murder, has identified himself as a Bajarang Dal worker. Lovlesh Tiwari, who is believed to be the assassin of mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed, reportedly identifies himself as a Bajarang Dal worker on his Facebook account.
Lavlesh has claims on his Facebook account that he is associated with the BJP. In addition, he has uploaded photographs of himself with Pushkar Dwivedi, who was previously the president of Banda BJYM (BJP Youth Morcha).
He has also shared several pictures on the platform with other workers of the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
Lavlesh’s father Yagya Kumar said that nobody in their family has been in contact with him. Yagya also mentioned that he had abandoned Lavlesh and had never spoken to him. Lavlesh used to visit his family once every 7-8 days and would leave immediately after taking a bath.
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