Atiq Ahmed

Atiq’s aide helps police recover weapons

Abdul Qavi, a key aide of Atiq Ahmed, has informed investigators that the slain gangster used villages on the banks of the river Yamuna in Kaushambhi as safehouses for his arsenal.

Charge sheet filed against 9 for Ashraf’s jail meetings

In an attempt to tighten the noose on Atiq Ahmed's gang members, the Bareilly police have filed charge sheet against nine people, including two jail guards and the slain gangster's close aide Mohd Raza, in connection with the case related to his Ashraf Ahmed's secret meetings in jail.

Police encounters

The prevailing public impression is that police encounters are generally illegal and mostly fake. This, however, is an erroneous impression. Encounters per se are not illegal. The Criminal Procedure Code and the Indian Penal Code, permit use of force in exercise of the right of private defence. Section 46(3) of the CRPC empowers police to use force to the extent of causing death of a person accused of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life if such a person resists arrest or intends to evade arrest. Thus, an encounter per se is neither illegal nor indefensible. Unfortunately many fake encounters also take place.