A BJP chief has accused the police in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli city of making an attempt to kill him after a Particular Operation Group (SOG) crew opened fireplace at his automobile final night time, injuring one individual. He alleged that the cops, who additionally tortured him below custody in a single day, had acquired cash to hold out the killing. Senior officers mentioned a probe has been ordered into the occasions.
Ashwani Pawar, a BJP chief and a local of Ailum kasbah of Shamli district, was driving with some individuals when his automobile was fired upon by an SOG crew on the Delhi-Saharanpur Highway. CCTV footage reveals the automobile slowing down and halting in the midst of the highway, adopted by police personnel in civilian garments approaching the automobile and surrounding it. Moments later, the automobile is seen dashing away. SOGs are district-level groups of the UP police shaped to deal with high-profile crimes.
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“My children insisted on having meals at a restaurant, so we went out. After leaving a petroleum pump the place I had crammed up petrol, I realised that the card-swiping machine was nonetheless on the roof of the automobile. So I finished and known as out to the petrol pump attendant,” Mr Pawar informed reporters.
“Simply then I noticed the SOG officers carrying pistols coming in the direction of my automobile. They began firing. I rapidly sped away. By then they’d fired 10-15 rounds.”
Manish Kumar, one of many 4 travelling with Mr Pawar within the automobile, was injured within the taking pictures, whereas three bullets bought lodged within the automobile.
Mr Pawar has alleged that the cops later arrived at his residence and, below the orders of the SOG’s commanding officer Jitendra Singh, took him away to the police station the place he was tortured by way of the night time. Additionally they threatened to slap with faux circumstances.
“By morning, my supporters arrived in enormous numbers and that is how I escaped,” Mr Pawar mentioned. “They (police) took cash from my rivals and conspired to kill me.”
The BJP chief has sought a probe into the matter.
“The fees are severe. We’re taking all information into consideration and relying on what comes out after the probe, we’ll take motion,” mentioned Sukirti Madhav, Shamli Superintendent of Police, referring to the incident.