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Kanpur businessman murder case: Police increased reward on information of absconding accused policemen

Kanpur: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday increased the cash reward to Rs 1 lakh each for information of six policemen booked in the murder case of a Kanpur businessman. The police had earlier announced a reward of Rs 25,000 each for information leading to the arrest of these two.

A release issued by the Kanpur Police Commissionerate said that the reward has been increased to Rs 1 lakh. Property dealer Manish Gupta was allegedly thrashed by policemen at a hotel in Gorkhapur last month and later died.

Police Commissioner Aseem Arun said that a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh each has been announced on Inspector Jagat Narayan Singh, a resident of Amethi; Sub-Inspectors Akshay Kumar Mishra, Vijay Yadav and Rahul Dubey, residents of Ballia, Jaunpur and Mirzapur respectively; Apart from Ghazipur head constable Kamlesh Singh Yadav and constable Prashant Kumar both.

“If any person has any information about the police personnel named in the death of property dealer Manish Gupta of Kanpur, he may kindly inform the SIT and a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh will be given for each arrest.” . read the press statement.

Arun assured that the names of the informers would be kept secret, taking the responsibility of ensuring the safety of the informers. He said that the SIT is conducting raids all over UP and all possible places to nab the absconding policemen at the earliest.

He said that eight police teams have already been pressed into service to nab the absconding policemen.

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