DGP UP OP Singh
DGP UP OP Singh

It's pure crime: UP DGP on Apple employee's death

ANI | Updated: Sep 29, 2018 19:30 IST

Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sep 29 (ANI): Directorate General of Uttar Pradesh Police OP Singh on Saturday said that the firing at Apple employee Vivek Tiwari was 'pure crime'.
"It's an unfortunate incident in which a person was shot dead by two constables. Constable said that he did it under self-defence cover but self-defence can't exceed the threat perception. It is a pure crime," he told ANI.
Meanwhile, the deceased's wife wrote a letter to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter. She has also sought a compensation of at least Rs 1 crore and a job in the police department.
Cabinet Minister Ashutosh Tandon said, "Orders have been given for rewriting of FIR. Gomti Nagar police won't investigate it; some other police station will probe (the matter). District Magistrate of Lucknow had ordered magisterial inquiry. I have ordered for Special Investigation Team (probe). It's a crime. Policemen involved (in the incident) have been arrested and expelled."
A SIT under the Superintendent of Police (Crime) has been formed to look into the incident.
The accused constable, Prashant Chaudhary, has been taken into police custody following the incident and a case has been registered against him under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). However, Chaudhary has claimed that he fired in self-defence.
Tiwari, who sustained bullet injuries, was rushed to a nearby hospital. However, he later succumbed to his injuries . (ANI)

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