New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday (October 1) recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the suspicious death of a Kanpur-based businessman at a hotel in Gorakhpur.
The UP government has recommended to the Center and until the CBI takes over the case of businessman Manish Gupta’s death, the SIT set up by the Uttar Pradesh Police will continue the investigation.
36 year old businessman On Monday night, a police raid on a hotel in Gorakhpur died. in which he was injured. Gupta’s family alleges that they were beaten to death by the police during the raid.
A case of murder was registered against six policemen on Wednesday in connection with his death. It is alleged that the accused policemen opened the door of the hotel room in the name of checking and beat up Manish Gupta badly, which later led to his death. Earlier, the UP Police had denied the allegation and said that Manish had suffered a head injury after falling to the ground due to intoxication.
Manish Gupta’s wife Meenakshi had alleged that her husband died after being beaten up by the police. “My husband was murdered in that hotel, he was killed by a policeman. Even though my husband was covered in blood, there was no blood at the scene. Two of his friends said there was blood everywhere, but in the hotel room. The staff cleaned it up,” he had told reporters.
Meanwhile, the UP government has ordered the appointment of Meenakshi Gupta to the post of Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in Kanpur Development Authority. “The Chief Minister has directed to increase the financial assistance to the bereaved family to Rs 40 lakh,” the UP government said in a statement.
Amid criticism from the opposition over the death of a Kanpur businessman, CM Yogi Adityanath had met the businessman’s relatives during his Kanpur visit on Thursday, following which the Chief Minister’s Office asked Gupta’s wife to give a job and an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh. was announced.
Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav He had also visited the businessman’s house on Thursday and demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident under the supervision of a sitting High Court judge.
(with agency input)