An FIR was lodged against suspended Hasanganj station house officer Javed Khan,sub-inspector Shivakant Tripathi and other unnamed staff of the police station on Thursday for murder and wrongful confinement after a man died inside the lock-up on Wednesday night.
Police lodged the FIR on the complaint of victim Virendra Mishras brother Jitendra. The police claimed that Mishra,a resident of Mayanagar locality,had been arrested for possessing an illegal knife on Wednesday evening and was lodged in the police stations lock-up. Around 9.30 pm,the police stations guard Muneshwar Bakhsh saw that Mishra had hanged himself inside the lock-up with a blanket that had been given to him,the police said. He was rushed to the trauma centre of King George Medical University where he was declared brought dead.
However,the family members of the deceased claimed that Mishra had been detained by the police on Tuesday itself and tortured in custody. His brother Jitendra alleged that the SHO and the S-I who is in-charge of Madehganj police outpost had murdered his brother after hatching a conspiracy.
After the post-mortem was conducted,the family members held a demonstration at IT chauraha by placing the body on the road. They demanded Rs 25 lakh as financial assistance,a job to the deceased youths brother and immediate arrest of the policemen who arrested Mishra.
19 cops booked for allowing cattle smuggling
ALLAHABAD: At least 19 policemen,including a sub-inspector,have been suspended and named in an FIR for allegedly turning a blind eye to activities of cattle smugglers in lieu of money. The case has been registered at Soraon police station here on the complaint of the Special Task Force (STF),which had launched a drive against the cattle smugglers. The case was registered under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act,cruelty on animals,different sections of the Motor Vehicle Act and also for illegal slaughtering of animals, said Additional Superintendent of Police (STF) S R Khan,who led the drive.