Murder charges against 6 UP cops by CBI

In September, Manish Gupta was in a hotel in Gorakpur when a night raid took place. (To file)

The six police officers arrested for the death of Kanpur businessman Manish Gupta are now charged with murder. All were arrested in October after the death sparked huge outrage in Uttar Pradesh ahead of state elections.

A complaint was filed by the CBI in November “at the request” of the state government, the central agency said in a statement, adding that the cops had been charged with murder, injury and criminal conspiracy .

In September, Mr. Gupta, 36, was meeting his friends at a hotel in Gorakhpur when a team of cops broke into their room for a nighttime raid.

The raid was carried out by a senior inspector, according to Mr. Gupta’s family. Cops were accused of assaulting the businessman and delaying his transport to hospital after he sustained multiple injuries, which resulted in his death, the family said.

Former station officer Jagat Narayan Singh, former police chief Kamlesh Singh Yadav, deputy inspectors – Akshay Kumar Mishra, Vijay Yadav and Rahul Dubey – were named in the indictment.

“It was also alleged that during the Manish Gupta demonstration, they (the cops) started beating him, causing him serious injuries. Manish Gupta died instantly,” the IWC statement read. .

Many opposition leaders attacked Yogi Adityanath’s government during the raid as the autopsy report showed multiple injuries, including swelling in the middle of the head, a cut above the elbow joint. and upper lip injuries as evidence of the family’s allegations.

Later, a video went viral and appeared to show Gorakhpur District Magistrate Vijay Kiran Anand and Police Chief Vipin Tada dissuading the family from pursuing the case.

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