Kanpur businessman’s death case: CBI files chargesheet, murder charges against 6 UP policemen

New Delhi, 7 January

The CBI has filed a chargesheet against six Uttar Pradesh policemen in connection with the death of Kanpur-based businessman Manish Gupta at a Gorakhpur hotel, accusing them of criminal conspiracy and murder, officials said on Friday.

In its charge sheet filed before a special CBI court in Lucknow, the CBI has invoked sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 34 (general conspiracy) of the IPC, along with sections 302 (murder), 201 (destruction of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code, among others. intention) is applied. On six policemen, he said.

He said that the policemen of Ramgarh Tal police station in Gorakhpur had allegedly entered Gupta’s hotel room on the midnight of September 27 last year and assaulted him, leading to his death.

The CBI has accused six police officers—the then SHO Jagat Narayan Singh, the then sub-inspectors Akshay Kumar Mishra, Vijay Yadav, Rahul Dubey, then Head Constable Kamlesh Singh Yadav and Constable Prashant Kumar – in the case.

According to CBI spokesperson RC Joshi, it is alleged that on September 27, Gupta checked in a hotel room in Gorakhpur under Ramgarh Tal police station area.

“It is further alleged that on the intervening night of 27th and 28th September, 2021 at around 12:00, two sub-inspectors and three other police personnel, along with two sub-inspectors and three other police personnel, entered the said hotel room and started misbehaving with Manish Gupta . ” They said.

It is also alleged that after Gupta’s protest, they started beating him, injuring him grievously, he said.

He said that Gupta died on the spot. — PTI