Yogi meets Gupta family, accepts demand for wife’s job

KANPUR: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met the family members of businessman Manish Gutpa, who died of alleged assault during a police raid in Gorakhpur, and assured them all help from the government. His family later said the CM had “accepted all their demands and we are satisfied with the meeting.”
Gupta’s wife Meenakshi told reporters after meeting the CM that he has asked them to submit an application for a CBI inquiry, and has also “accepted my plea of a government job as well as financial security for my son’s future”.
Yogi also accepted the family’s demand to move the investigation to Kanpur before the CBI takes over. “Taking note of the seriousness of the matter, he said the case will be transferred to Kanpur from Gorakhpur. Just like the head of a family, he heard all our problems and I am thankful to him,” she said.

Businessman Manish Gupta’s wife Meenakshi with police commissioner Asim Kumar Arun before meeting CM Yogi Adityanath

He also asked the district administration to send a proposal to raise the ex gratia amount from Rs 10 lakh already announced.
After the CM left Kanpur, authorities initiated proceedings for appointment of Manish’s wife as an officer on special duty (OSD) at Kanpur Development Authority (KDA). Manish’s family members said they were satisfied with the CM’s response to all their demands.
The CM met the family members and relatives of Gupta at the Police line. Manish’s wife Meenakshi Gupta, her father Nandkishore Gupta and brother Saurabh Gupta had come to meet the CM.
As per Manish’s family sources, the CM took detailed information about the developments in Gorakhpur. “The CM stated that they are with the family in this time of grief,” said sources.
Sources stated that CM also said that as per the demand of the family, Manish’s wife Meenakshi Gupta would be given the post of OSD in Kanpur Development Authority (KDA).
Subsequently, the CM specifically called the KDA VC and instructed him to create a post of OSD, to which the KDA VC agreed.
Meanwhile, police commissioner Asim Kumar Arun said that all the proposals are being prepared and within two days the same will be dispatched to the concerned departments.
Earlier addressing a public meeting here, the CM termed Gupta’s death an “unfortunate incident” and reiterated that no one found guilty will be spared. Adityanath said that after the incident came to his notice, he told the Gorakhpur Police that an FIR should be lodged in the case on the very same day.

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