Kanpur businessman death case: Senior officials reportedly tried to dissuade Manish Gupta’s family from pursuing case (Watch video)
Lucknow, September 30: A video clip, shared on social media, distorted the terrain of senior officials in Gorakhpur, where a Kanpur businessman was allegedly beaten to death by police officers. Although police were convicted of murder on Wednesday night, the video clip shows senior officials allegedly trying to dissuade the family of businessman Manish Gupta from pursuing the case.
The alleged video was shared on Twitter by Sanjay Singh, MP Rajya Sabha of the Aam Aadmi party. The video appears to show the district magistrate telling the family that a trial will take years. “I ask you like an older brother. After a trial you will not believe, it takes years in court,” District Magistrate Vijay Karan Anand told the family. Uttar Pradesh shock: a minor testifies against the “father” for the murder of a transgender mother.
Watch: Senior Officials Reportedly Trying To Discourage Manish Gupta’s Family From Prosecuting Case
आदित्यनाथ सरकार के अधिकारी हैं।
कह रहे हैं “FIR लिखवाओ वरना सालों साल केस चलेगा”
SP महोदय खुद मान रहे हैं “पुलिसवालों का पहले से कोई झगड़ा तो था नही” मतलब साफ़ है की एक निर्दोष व्यक्ति की बिना किसी जुर्म के हत्या कर दी गई। FIR? कैसे मिलेगा? pic.twitter.com/JvD2Fqnyrh
– Sanjay Singh AAP (@SanjayAzadSln) September 29, 2021
The video then appears to show Police Chief Vipin Tada saying, “They 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 to be hung up. and I did. They will. will not be reinstated until they get a clean token. “
The family of the Kanpur businessman who died under suspicious circumstances at a hotel in Gorakhpur claimed he was beaten to death by police during a raid. Manish Gupta’s wife Meenakshi accused police and hotel staff of cover-up.
“My husband was murdered in this hotel, he was killed by a policeman. There was no blood at the scene even though my husband was beaten to blood. Two of his friends said there was blood everywhere, but hotel staff cleaned it up, “she told reporters.
A blood soaked towel was later found by family members under the bed in the hotel room, proving that Manish had bled profusely. Meenakshi Gupta further stated that the family has three requests from the authorities: that the case be transferred to Kanpur, that the family receive 50 lakh rupees in compensation and employment by the state government.
Manish Gupta, a 38-year-old real estate dealer from Kanpur, died Tuesday morning in a hotel in Gorakhpur. Police said they entered his hotel room while looking for “suspicious people”.
They claim that Manish Gupta died of a head injury sustained while falling to the ground while intoxicated. However, family members of the victim claim he died after police officers, who entered his room, assaulted him. Six police officers were suspended Tuesday evening and a murder complaint was filed against them on Wednesday.
A case under IPC section 302 (murder) was filed against the six police officers and a hunt was launched to arrest them. Police officers held for murder include JN Singh, Deputy Inspector Vijay Yadav and Phalmandi Police Station manager Akshay Mishra. Authorities also suspended police officers, including the Ramgarhtal SHO on Tuesday, and handed the investigation over to the SP town.
The Kanpur District Magistrate and Police Commissioner met Manish Gupta’s family on Wednesday and assured them of a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the body of Manish Gupta was returned to his home in Para, Kanpur.
However, his family refused to cremate the body until the defendants were arrested. Despite attempts by the administration throughout the day, the family did not agree to give consent for the cremation.
Harveer Singh, one of the men who was inside the hotel room with Manish Gupta, told reporters, “The three of us were sleeping in our room. At around 12:30 am the doorbell rang. opened the door and there were five-seven policemen there with the reception boy. They entered the room and started asking us for IDs. I showed my ID and I Woke up Manish. He asked the cops why we were being disturbed so late at night. The cops then started threatening us. “
He added: “They looked drunk. I was slapped by one of the policemen. Some of them had guns. The cops then took me outside. A little later I saw that Manish was being dragged out of the room by the cops and there was blood on his face. “
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