Meenakshi demands arrest of accused cops, cites threat | Kanpur News

Kanpur: Meenakshi, wife of city businessman Manish Gupta, who died allegedly due to injuries sustained during a police raid at a hotel in Gorakhpur on September 27, has demanded immediate arrest of the policemen accused in the case citing danger to her family.
Meenakshi told reporters on Sunday that the policemen accused of murdering her husband, continue to evade police arrest and therefore her and her family members’ lives are in danger.
She further said that police killed her husband without any reason, hence there is a strong reason for them to kill her and her family members.
She said, “It’s been more than 60 hours since the FIR was registered, but the accused policemen are still absconding.”
The whole family is fearing threat due to inaction against the policemen, she said.
“They killed Manish without any reason, and now they have reason to kill me and my family members. I have filed an FIR against them. I am fighting for justice,” she added.
“We feel threatened. The accused policemen should be nabbed as soon as possible,” demanded a member of Meenakshi’s family.
Manish had died after being allegedly assaulted by police at the Krishna Palace hotel in Ramgarhtal area of Gorakhpur late in the evening on September 27.
Ramgarhtal police station Inspector Jagat Narayan Singh, Phalmandi police post in-charge Sub-Inspector (SI) Akshay Mishra and SI Vijay Yadav, including six policemen, have been suspended. An FIR has also been registered against the accused policemen.
The state government had on Friday recommended a CBI probe into Gupta’s death and a recommendation to this effect has been made to the central government on the directives of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish K Awasthi had said in a press statement.
“Till the time the CBI takes over the inquiry, the special investigation team (SIT) set up for the purpose will probe the matter, transferring the case to Kanpur from Gorakhpur,” the statement stated.
The government has also ordered the appointment of Meenakshi as officer on special duty (OSD) in Kanpur Development Authority.
The chief minister has ordered enhancing the financial help to the bereaved family to Rs 40 lakh and had met them on Thursday.

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