Kanpur businessman dies: SC advises UP Center and UP government on victim’s wife’s plea
The Supreme Court on Friday issued an opinion to the Central and Uttar Pradesh government on a plea by the wife of Kanpur businessman Manish Gupta, requesting an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the case of her husband’s death. The 36-year-old businessman died after being assaulted by police at a hotel in Gorakhpur during a raid last month.
A bench of Judges DY Chandrachud and BV Nagarathna requested a response from the Central government and the UP on the plea and posted the case for hearing on November 12. Meenakshi Gupta’s lawyer said the Uttar Pradesh government recommended the case for investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), however, the agency had yet to resume investigation.
The government of Uttar Pradesh had recommended a CBI investigation into the case earlier in October. A special investigation team continues the investigation until the CBI takes over.
The petitioner called for the trial to be conducted by the IWC tribunal in Delhi, as the conduct of the trial in Uttar Pradesh would not be conducive to a fair trial and a just outcome, as the defendants are powerful police officers and well connected. (ANI)
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