Mahoba killing: SIT begins probe, meets businessman’s family

By: Express News Service | Lucknow |

September 17, 2020 1:22:46 pm

Indra Kant Tripathi and suspended officer Mani Lal Patidar.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has begun a probe into the homicide of a 44-year-old businessman in Mahoba that led to the suspension of district superintendent of police Mani Lal Patidar, who has been booked for homicide.

The SIT, led by Inspector General Vijay Singh Meena, has been requested to submit its report in seven days.

A staff of the vigilance division of the UP Police, led by Additional Superintendent of Police Hardayal Singh, has additionally reached Mahoba to probe the corruption prices in opposition to Patidar and different police personnel. “We will submit our inquiry report back to the federal government quickly, mentioned a senior officer within the vigilance division.

On Wednesday, the three-member SIT staff that additionally contains DIG Shalabh Mathur and SP Ashok Kumar Tripathi visited Kabrai police station and took the stock of the investigation. The staff spoke to policemen concerned within the investigation, mentioned senior sub-inspector, Kabrai police station, Dinesh Singh.

Later within the day, the staff visited the spot the place sufferer Indra Kant Tripathi was discovered with bullet accidents in his automotive on September 8. Tripathi succumbed to his accidents at a hospital in Kanpur on Sunday. The staff additionally spoke to residents of Bagwa Kheda village, which is round 300 metres from the spot the place Tripathi’s automotive was discovered. Tripathi used to provide explosives for mining.

The SIT staff met Tripathi’s family members at their residence. “We will meet all the people associated with the victim,” mentioned a police officer.

Police, nonetheless, mentioned that Tripathi’s family was not cooperating. “Due to non-cooperation of the family members, we are facing problems in speeding up the investigation,” a police officer mentioned.

However, Tripathi’s brother, Ravi Kant, denied the allegation. “Everyone is cooperating with police but we have no faith in their investigation. They are trying to save policemen booked in the case. The SIT met us today and assured us that justice would be delivered. We will meet them again on Friday,” he mentioned.

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