Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting on ‘law and order’ after the killing of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed’s son, Asad, in an encounter.
CM Yogi also lauded the Special Task Force (STF) team which was involved in the shootout.
According to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s Office, Yogi was apprised about the encounter by the Principal Secretary (Home).
A report was also placed before the Chief Minister on this whole matter.
“After the encounter of former MP Atiq Ahmed’s son Asad and his aide, CM Yogi Adityanath took a meeting on law and order. CM Yogi praised UP STF as well as DGP, Special DG law and order, and the entire team,” UP CMO said in a statement.
“Sanjay Prasad, Principal Secretary Home informed the CM about the encounter. A report was placed in front of the CM on this whole matter,” the statement said.
Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya hailed the state Special Task Force on the encounter of Asad and his aide, and termed the action, “message to criminals”.
“I congratulate UP STF for this action. Police fired in retaliation after they (Asad and his aide Ghulam) fired upon them.” Maurya added.