Lucknow, Sep 30 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced CBI probe into the death of Vivek Tiwari, the area general manager of Apple who died after cops fired at him early Saturday morning. Vivek Tiwari’s wife, Kalpana, has demanded Rs 1 crore as compensation and a job in the Police department.
Family members of Vivek Tiwari refused to cremate his body on Saturday seeking the direct intervention of chief minister Yogi Adityanath and an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as they allege foul play by the police.
The family agreed to cremate the body on Sunday morning after the government sanctioned compensation of Rs 25 lakh
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Tiwari was shot dead by personnel of the Uttar Pradesh Police (Prashant Chaudhary, Police Constable), allegedly for not stopping his car when asked by the cops–at Gomti Nagar in Lucknow.
“Why did police kill him without any warning? He was not a criminal. We want the chief minister to announce a CBI investigation into his death to ensure the strictest punishment to his killers,” said Vivek’s wife, Kalpana Tiwari.
As per the report, he was going to drop his colleague, home when around 1.30 am cops tried to stop his car but when he didn’t, they fired at him. Reacting to the incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, “It was not an encounter. An investigation will be conducted in this incident.”
State Director General of Police OP Singh, in a statement, said his “heart goes out” with Tiwari’s family and he shares their grief. “No amount of apology will suffice for the loss…and heal the wounds of the devastated family. Such deviant, criminal behaviour is reprehensible and deserves the strictest punishment,” he said.