The government of Uttar Pradesh has set up a committee to investigate the murder of Atiq and Ashraf Ahmad, who were killed by three men posing as journalists in Prayagraj. The committee will be led by retired Allahabad High Court judge Arvind Kumar Tripathi and will submit its report in two months. Security has been tightened across Uttar Pradesh, with section 144 imposed and internet services suspended in the old Prayagraj area. Police forces have been deployed at major locations in Ayodhya with a three-tier security system. The three killers, Sunny Singh, Lavlesh Tiwari, and Arun Maurya, have been arrested and questioned by police.
The shooting occurred while the Ahmad brothers were being taken for a medical examination, and the incident happened just days after Atiq’s son Asad Ahmad was killed in an alleged encounter in UP.