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In two Asaram witness killings, one method: similar gun, similar shot

Police in Muzaffarnagar and Shahjahanpur have begun a joint investigation to ascertain whether two witnesses in two separate rape cases registered against Asaram Bapu were killed by the same attackers.

Written by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Updated: July 18, 2015 2:16 am
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An injury to the spinal cord caused by a bullet fired from close range, a .12 bore country-made pistol and gunmen on motorcycles.

Based on these common points, police in Muzaffarnagar and Shahjahanpur have begun a joint investigation to ascertain whether two witnesses in two separate rape cases registered against Asaram Bapu were killed by the same attackers.

Akhil Gupta, a witness in a Gujarat case against Asaram and his son Narayan Sai, was shot dead in Muzaffarnagar on January 11. Kripal Singh, a witness in a Jodhpur case against the self-styled godman, was shot at in Shahjahanpur on July 10, and died a day later.

“The police are probing the possibility that the murders in Muzaffarnagar and Shahjahanpur were executed by the same assailants. A police team from Muzaffarnagar has arrived to coordinate with Shahjahanpur police in the case,” said R K S Rathore, DIG, Bareilly Range.

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“Three inspectors have been sent to Shahjahanpur to collect details about the Kripal murder case. They have been asked to camp in Shahjahanpur and co-ordinate with the police team there in the investigation,” said K B Singh, SSP,

Officials said that police teams from Shahjahanpur are conducting raids across the state to nab the suspects. The families of Gupta and Singh, and the rape victim, in Shahjahanpur have been provided round-the-clock security, they added.

However, the families of all three have demanded a CBI probe into the two murders and alleged that the killings were the result of a “big conspiracy”.

“We demand financial assistance from the UP government for Kripal’s family as he was its only earning member. His wife Moni is five-months pregnant and has to look after her seven-year-old son too,” said Avneesh Singh, Kripal’s brother-in-law.

Akhil Gupta’s father Naresh Gupta said he had sent letters to the District Magistrate and SSP of Muzaffarnagar, demanding a CBI investigation into his son’s murder.

“We are shocked to know about the murder of another witness in Shahjahanpur,” he added.

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  1. Fumo-Amitesh Havelka
    Jul 14, 2015 at 2:11 pm
    "Lets destroy them!" All these spirituall leaders are an obstacle against christianisation of India and the second coming of Christ. How dirty, evil and perverted the lies and actions against Gurus and Hinduism may be, all means to destroy them will be used. just look at the Nithyanandacase. All fake, cooked up by missionaries and their political friends because soulharvest went low! It is a shame how easyly Indians attack their own people instead of protecting them and their own culture. It is so easy to belive everything written in newspapers or send on TV instead of looking behind and see what the real thing is. Maybe Indian culture is doomed. Is there any enemy worse than the enemy inside? If it comes to gurus there always is a lot of blame. But if you look for the proof, where is it? To many bad tricks and fake wittnesess got exposed in this asaram-case. What a shame that this old man has to be in jail.
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      Feku Chaiwala
      Jul 14, 2015 at 1:25 pm
      As long as Saviour of Criminals (SoC) is at the centre no hindu criminals and bhagwa terrorist would be convicted. They have blessing of Chaddi Gang...
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        Abdul Rawoof
        Jul 14, 2015 at 6:43 am
        This loose character ugly man should be kept in jail for life time. All these so called Godmen are pain in the A@s
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        1. Amol Dhore
          Jul 16, 2015 at 4:48 pm
          Big conspiracy against Asaramji Bapu and True Vaidic culture. Seems Anti hindu groups and Congress investing lots of money to defame Hindu True Vaidic culture mostly by using paid media.
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            aneesh
            Jul 17, 2015 at 10:04 pm
            Everything is done by Anti Hindus for u. Support all the ugly things happening in India & blame it all Anti Hindu activities.. Rape Killings, Honor Killings, Girl child killings, Religious killings, witness killings, abductions, yes all are done by non Hindus.. Only Hindus in India are innocent and highly civilized people among the world.
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