Two UP policemen arrested for killing Kanpur businessman, four absconding

By Naveen Bharat Editorial

Lucknow: Suspended Inspector Jagat Narayan Singh and Sub-Inspector Akshay Mishra, wanted in the Kanpur businessman Manish Gupta murder case, were arrested on Sunday.

In this case, a reward of Rs 25,000 each was announced for giving information about six policemen, including Singh and Mishra, who were wanted. Later it was increased to one lakh rupees. Superintendent of Police, City, Sonam Kumar said that both the suspended policemen have been handed over to the Kanpur SIT probing the case. Kumar said the two planned to surrender before the court on Monday, but were arrested on Sunday evening after the police received information.

Eight teams formed by Kanpur’s Additional Commissioner of Police Anand Prakash Tiwari are now on the lookout for the remaining four – sub-inspectors Vijay Yadav and Rahul Dubey, head constable Kamlesh Singh Yadav and constable Prashant Kumar. Gupta died after he was allegedly assaulted by policemen in Gorakhpur, where he was staying at a hotel.

But, the police had claimed that during interrogation, Gupta slipped and fell on the ground as he was intoxicated and suffered a head injury. He said the businessman was taken to the hospital where he died. However, the businessman’s family refused to accept the police statement, following which the UP government recommended a CBI probe.

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