Trader death: Akhilesh seeks Rs 2 cr ex-gratia

KANPUR: Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday reached Kanpur and met the family of Manish Gupta, the businessman who died at a hotel in Gorakhpur on Monday night during a police raid.
He backed the victim’s family demand for a CBI probe, and said the government should help the family with Rs 2 crore as ex-gratia besides a government job to Manish’s wife.
Akhilesh demanded immediate suspension of district magistrate (DM) and senior superintendent of police (SSP) Gorakhpur for “trying to dissuade the family not to push for FIR against the accused policemen”. He said that it is the responsibility of the police to protect the victim’s family.
After meeting the bereaved family, Yadav while addressing media persons said that “in the BJP government, the police instead of protecting, are killing people”. “Earlier, such behaviour of the police was not seen in anyone’s government. Such incidents are happening continuously under BJP rule. In the BJP government, the police are constantly involved in murder and loot,” said Yadav.
He added, “The intention of this government is not clear. Deaths are happening in police custody. The human rights commission has given the maximum number of notices to the BJP led state government.”
He said that when BJP makes police and DM do wrong things, then the result will be the same.
“Action is not being taken against the police and officers because the government has made them do wrong things. Those who have done this incident are not ordinary people. It has been learned that similar incidents have taken place in Unnao and in Gorakhpur. It is difficult to get justice unless there is a judicial inquiry. Justice cannot be expected in BJP rule,” he said.
SP chief said that the BJP government does the work of killing the truth. “The officer involved in the businessman murder case is such that the booths were looted under his supervision in Amroha. A fair investigation is not possible in Gorakhpur. So the investigation should be done in Kanpur,” he demanded.
Yadav said that no one can imagine what had happened to Manish Gupta. “This incident is sad and unimaginable. The level of police in the BJP government has gone below the zero level of sensitivity. After the murder of the deceased Manish Gupta, the police did not even have mercy on his child. The child continuously cried due to hunger throughout the way but the policemen did not stop the car. What could be more shameful than this. The BJP government has crossed all limits of atrocities,” said Akhilesh further.

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