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Another accused cop arrested in businessman Manish Gupta's murder case

Six policemen were named in the FIR and five of them have been arrested till now while attempts are on to nab one Vijay Yadav, who is still absconding.

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Gorakhpur Published on: October 13, 2021 17:19 IST
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Another accused cop arrested in businessman Manish Gupta's murder case

One more policeman wanted in connection with the killing of Kanpur-based businessman Manish Gupta was arrested from Gorakhpur on Wednesday, officials said. Head Constable Kamlesh Kumar Yadav was arrested on a tip-off when he was going to surrender in the court, Additional Director General (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said.

On Tuesday, the police had arrested sub-inspector Rahul Dubey and constable Prashant Kumar while on Sunday inspector J N Singh and sub-inspector Akshay Mishra, who were both under suspension, were arrested by police.

Gupta, a 36-year-old property dealer, was allegedly thrashed by policemen in a Gorakhpur hotel last month, leading to his death.

The Kanpur Police had initially announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for information leading to the arrest of the six policemen allegedly involved in Gupta's killing but the amount was increased to Rs 1 lakh on Saturday.

Six policemen were named in the FIR and five of them have been arrested till now while attempts are on to nab one Vijay Yadav, who is still absconding, police said.

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