6 police officers accused of the death of Kanpur businessman Manish Gupta arrested
The six police officers accused of the death of Kanpur businessman Manish Gupta have been arrested, UP police said, with the final arrest taking place on Saturday. The businessman’s death had turned into a huge political controversy, with many accusing Yogi Adityanath’s government of inaction.
The 36-year-old man died after an overnight raid on a hotel in Gorakhpur last month where he was meeting his friends. His family alleged that six police officers – led by a senior inspector – broke into their hotel room and assaulted Mr. Gupta. The cops have also reportedly delayed his transport to hospital.
The autopsy report showed he suffered multiple injuries, including swelling in the middle of his head, a cut above the elbow joint and injuries to his upper lip.
Six police officers were immediately suspended as the UP government faced harsh criticism from opposition leaders. The arrest of the six defendants, which began on October 10, ended on Saturday.
The family were initially dissuaded from pursuing the case, a widely shared video had earlier appeared to show.
The video was reportedly filmed by a family member of the businessman killed during a meeting with Gorakhpur District Magistrate Vijay Kiran Anand and Police Chief Vipin Tada.
The clip appears to show the district magistrate telling the family that “a court case will take years.” “I ask you like an older brother. After a court case, you won’t believe, it takes years in court,” Mr Anand is said to have said in the video.
The video then appears to show Police Chief Tada stepping in and saying “they (the cops) had no previous enmity. They went in uniform and that’s why I’ve been listening to you since the morning. You asked for them. suspension and I did. They won’t be reinstated until they get a good result. “