UP: SIT to probe death of IAS officer, submit report in 72 hours

The officer was found dead on Wednesday under mysterious circumstances on a roadside in the high-security Hazratganj area in Lucknow.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Updated: May 18, 2017 5:31 pm
karnataka cadre ias officer, ias officer death lucknow, ias death sit investigation, anurag tiwari, up news, india news, indian express Lucknow: Family members of Karnataka Cadre IAS officer Anurag Tewari wait outside a morgue to receive his body in Lucknow on Wednesday. (PTI Photo by Nand Kumar)

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted Thursday to probe the death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari, a native of Uttar Pradesh. The SIT has been asked to submit its report within 72 hours, Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar told PTI. “We have constituted a five-member SIT under Circle Officer Hazratganj to probe death of the young IAS officer,” he said.

Asked to comment on the family members of the deceased alleging that it was a case of murder, Kumar said they have not given any application for registration of FIR yet. “They (family members) told us that Anurag was not allowed leave by seniors in Karnataka but the police is probing the matter professionally, looking at all the angles,” the SSP said.

The officer was found dead on Wednesday under mysterious circumstances on a roadside in the high-security Hazratganj area in Lucknow, hardly a kilometre away from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

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