Death in Gorakhpur- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Thursday met the family of the 38-year-old property dealer . He was from Kanpur who died after a late-night police raid at a hotel in Gorakhpur. He accepted most of their demands, including a government job for his wife.
Opposition linked the death to his government’s high-handed style of working. The CM also held a meeting where he instructed the officials to “improve the working style of the police force”. A tweet by his office said that people had complained against certain immoral policemen. They would penalize such officer. They would also dismiss them.
Manish Gupta’s family has alleged that he died after cops assaulted him during the raid. The six policemen part of the raid have been suspended . They are facing a murder charge, though no arrests have been made. The post-mortem report shows injuries to his body before death and states cause of death as “coma”.
An official said his wife Meenakshi will be given a job . The post will be Officer On Special Duty in the Kanpur Development Authority.
Kanpur Police Commissioner Asim Arun said the CM had promised Meenakshi a job during his meeting with the family. He accepted their demand for transfer of the probe to Kanpur from Gorakhpur. He also said he would suggest a CBI investigation as they wanted, and consider enhancing compensation to Rs 50 lakh. Yogi Adityanath handed the kins a cheque of Rs 10 lakh Thursday.
Speaking to reporters later, Meenakshi said they were grateful to the CM. “He understood my problems and had studied the case before meeting us.”
Uttar Pradesh ADG (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar told that the local police did routine checking of hotels. They had found that three men were present in the hotel room Gupta was in and had, between them, two IDs. “One of them collapsed while trying to flee. “
Meenakshi, who had earlier put out a video of senior officers telling her to not register a case. She shared an audio Thursday with of her husband purportedly talking to his nephew Durgesh . This was amidst the raid in the early hours of Tuesday prior to his death.
“We were sleeping, and they suddenly came to the room. Please see what you can do,” says the voice identified as Gupta’s to Durgesh.
Then, he apparently asks a policeman, “Why are you here?”, and also “this is regular checking for criminals”. Gupta later says, “Sir, do you want the card? You can check the room.” He also tells Durgesh: “They are from Ramgarhtal Police Station, and saying this is regular checking.” prior to the death.
Later, the same voice said, “Sir, aap faaltu mein haath mat uthaiye (Don’t raise your hand unnecessarily).” And telling Durgesh, “Beta, baat kharaab ho rahi hai ab (Son, the situation is getting bad).” image credits : unsplash
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