Uttar Pradesh scribe who expressed threat to life by ‘liquor mafia’, dies in ‘road accident’
While stating that prima facie, Sulabh Srivastava died in a street accident, the police famous they have been probing all different angles
A journalist in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh district, who had written to police fearing threat to his life by the ‘liquor mafia’, died in an alleged street accident a day afterward June 13 evening, police stated.
Shulabh Srivastava, 42 labored because the district correspondent of stories channel ABP News.
While stating that prima facie,he died in a street accident, the police famous they have been probing all different angles.
On June 13 evening, round 10-11 p.m., Srivastava was returning to Pratapgarh from Lalganj after a information protection when he was discovered injured close to a brick kiln on the Katra crossing after falling from his bike, stated Additional Superintendent of Police (East) Surendra P. Dwivedi. Labourers working on the kiln picked him and took him to the perimeters. He was taken to a hospital however was declared introduced lifeless. Prima facie, it was discovered that he was travelling alone and the loss of life occurred after he collided with a pole and tubewell on the aspect of the street. The police, nevertheless, have been “probing all other angles deeply.”
Application to ADG
In an software submitted to ADG Prayagraj, allegedly via Whatsapp, Srivastava on June 12 expressed a threat to his life by the “liquor mafia” who, he stated, have been sad together with his protection of current unearthing of unlawful liquor factories and police raids of those websites in the district. He sought safety and a probe into his matter.
“Last two days, whenever I went out of my house for some work, I felt I was being followed. Based on sources and public discussion, I feel that some liquor mafia who are unhappy over my news, can cause harm to me and my family,” he wrote.
Pratapgarh SP Akash Tomar on Monday inspected the location of the incident and instructed the officers involved to probe all angles.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav demanded a high-level probe into the incident. The authorities ought to clarify why the scribe was not offered safety regardless of his apprehension that he may very well be harmed by the liquor mafia.
Sangam Lal Gupta, Pratapgarh BJP MP, stated on Twitter that the circumstances of the loss of life created suspicion.