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Azamgarh tense, slain ex-BSP MLA cremated, 2 more die in police firing

Azamgarh, UP, Jul 20: Two more persons critically injured in police firing on Friday, succumbed to injuries this morning in Varanasi, taking the death toll due to police firing to four, apart from the murders

India TV News Desk [ Updated: July 20, 2013 15:00 IST ]
azamgarh tense slain ex bsp mla cremated 2 more die in
azamgarh tense slain ex bsp mla cremated 2 more die in police firing

Azamgarh, UP, Jul 20: Two more persons critically injured in police firing on Friday, succumbed to injuries this morning in Varanasi, taking the death toll due to police firing to four, apart from the murders of the ex-BSP MLA Sarvesh Singh and his supporter.




The former MLA's elder brother Santosh Kumar Singh today said, he feared for his life, and has sought protection from the government.

Santosh Singh demanded a CBI probe into the murder of the former MLA.

Meanwhile a tense situation prevailed in Jeeyanpur with shops closed and security forces patrolling the locality. Police has been called in from neighbouring districts.

The Station Officer of Jeeyanpur Vijay Singh, who is facing allegations of having killed the former BSP MLA, has been suspended and two FIRs relating murder and conspiracy, and ordering fire on people have been lodged.

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