Prayagraj : Two days after gangster brothers Atif Ahmed and Ashraf were shot dead , life partially returned to normal in the old city which was once Atif’s stronghold , on Monday even as the presence of a heavy police force continued in the area .
It was a wait – and – watch situation for the locals in areas like Dhoomanganj ( Sulemsarai , etc. where Umesh Pal’s house is located ) , markets of Chaka , Kareli , Khuldabad , Hutia and Roshan Bagh , where some shopkeepers decided to open their establishments in view of the upcoming Eid .
Although fear was palpable among the local traders after the killings , some of them opened their shops . Traffic on all the major roads of these localities , too , was fast coming to normal as both personal and public vehicles were seen plying on the streets .
However , with many schools in the area closed , there was less traffic on the roads . All the offices , both private and government , functioned normally . Traders at the famous Roshan Bagh , which does hectic business prior to Eid , did visit their shops but did not open them . Most of them were seen discussing and assessing the situation .
However , major garment shops and those selling essential items were open , although partially .
Most shops near the house of Atif Ahmed , which had been demolished by the administration a few months ago , remained closed .