Death of the Gorakhpur raid: CM Yogi Adityanath meets his family, his wife finds a job
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday met with the family of the 38-year-old property merchant from Kanpur who died after an overnight police raid on a hotel in Gorakhpur, accepting most of their applications, including a government post for his wife.
As the opposition linked the death to the authoritarian style of work of his government, the CM also held a meeting at which officials were instructed to “improve the style of work of the police force”. A tweet from his office said: âThere have been complaints against some police officers for involvement in illegal activities. These agents must be identified and must face action. Police officers involved in serious crimes should also be fired. Another tweet quoted the CM as saying that police officers with tainted files should not be deployed on important assignments.
Manish Gupta’s family claimed he died after being assaulted in the raid. The six police officers in the raid have been suspended and face murder charges, although no arrests have been made. The autopsy report shows injuries to his body before death and indicates that the cause of death was “coma”.
An official said his wife Meenakshi will be given a special duty officer position with the Kanpur Development Authority.
Kanpur Police Commissioner Asim Arun said the CM promised Meenakshi a job when he met the family and accepted their request to transfer the investigation to Kanpur from Gorakhpur. He also said he would suggest a CBI investigation as they wish and consider increasing compensation to Rs 50 lakh. The family received a check for Rs 10 lakh on Thursday.
Speaking to reporters later, Meenakshi said they were grateful to the CM. âHe understood my problems and had studied the case before meeting with us.
Uttar Pradesh ADG (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar told The Indian Express that local police told them that during a routine hotel check they discovered that three men were present in the hotel room in which was Gupta and had two identifiers between them. âOne of them collapsed while trying to escape. This is what the local police told usâ¦ The government has asked the senior officers to make sure that the defendants are not sparedâ¦ They will be arrested depending on the investigation.
Gorakhpur SP (Crime) Mahendra Pal Singh confirmed that no arrests had been made until Thursday evening.
Meenakshi, who previously released a video of senior officers telling her not to record a case, shared an audio Thursday with The Indian Express of her husband speaking to her nephew Durgesh during the raid in the early hours of Tuesday.
âWe were sleeping and they suddenly entered the room. Please see what you can do, âsaid the voice identified as Gupta’s to Durgesh.
Then he apparently asks a policeman, “Why are you here?” “, And one replies to him” it is a regular check of the criminals “. Gupta later said, âSir, do you want the card? You can check the room. He also told Durgesh: “They come from the Ramgarhtal police station, and say it’s a regular check.”
Later the same voice is heard saying: “Sir, aap faaltu mein haath mat uthaiye (Don’t raise your hand unnecessarily). And telling Durgesh, “Beta, baat kharaab ho rahi hai ab (Son, the situation is getting worse).
When Durgesh asks him to let him talk to the police, Gupta says they are taking him to the police station. The call is then disconnected.