New Delhi: The body of Asad Ahmad, the son of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad, was buried at Prayagraj’s Kasari Masari graveyard in the early hours of Saturday morning amid heavy security. Asad and his accomplice Ghulam, who were both wanted in the Umesh Pal murder case, were killed in a gunfight with Uttar Pradesh Police near Jhansi on Thursday. Asad was the third of Atiq Ahmad’s five sons and had been missing since the Umesh Pal murder case.
#WATCH , Uttar Pradesh: Mortal remains of Mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed’s son Asad brought to Prayagraj’s Kasari Masari graveyard, where his last rites will be performed.
Asad and his aide Ghulam were killed in an encounter on April 12 by UP STF. pic.twitter.com/2d2mEsFQyi
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“20-25 close relatives of his (Asad) family are here. Ghulam’s body has been taken to another place for cremation. Asad’s maternal grandfather is here and he is carrying out the process of cremation of Asad,” news agency ANI quoted police official as saying.
UP | 20-25 close relatives of his (Asad) family are here. Ghulam’s body has been taken to another place for last rites. Asad’s maternal grandfather is here and he is carrying out the process of cremation of Asad: Akash Kulhari, ACP, Prayagraj
The possibility of members of Atiq’s family attending the funeral is negligible as the gangster’s wife Shaista Parveen and and his brother’s wife Jainab are absconding.
Among other sons of Atiq Ahmad, the eldest son Umar is lodged in Lucknow jail, while the second son Ali is lodged in Naini Central Jail in separate cases. The fourth son Ahjam and the youngest son Aban are housed in a juvenile home in Prayagraj.
Atiq’s parents’ remains are also buried in the same graveyard (Kasari Masari), according to Janu Khan who claimed to have dug the grave of Asad said.
#WATCH , Uttar Pradesh: Last rites of Mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed’s son Asad being performed at Prayagraj’s Kasari Masari graveyard.