SSP Lucknow rejects leave request, S I succumbs to dengue
Lucknow: “Mam, please grant me leave, I am not well, I could not walk and I need immediate treatment,” these were the last words of police sub-inspector Krishna Gopal Shukla, whose untimely death has upset the police personnel in Lucknow.
Shukla, who is now no more, had made repeated requests for leave to get treated after having diagnosed with dreaded disease dengue but SSP Lucknow Manzil Saini did not pay any heed to the requests and shooed off him out of her office.
Shukla, an honest and a punctual police man, was posted at the Bhootnath police outpost and was performing his duty despite being unwell. He was admitted to the Shekhar hospital in Lucknow after his condition deteriorated and was later referred to the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) for better treatment.
He breathed his last on Saturday.
- Shukla’s kins have alleged that Lucknow SSP Manzil Saini did not listen to his request of leave for treatment.
- Krishna Gopal Shukla is survived by a minor daughter and a pregnant wife.
- Senior police officers including Inspector General Lucknow A Satish Ganesh, SSP Lucknow, SP transgomti and many others reached his house to pay their tribute.
- His body will be taken to his home district Gonda for last rites.
- Shukla’s colleagues are upset with his death.
- This is very unfortunate, said Deputy Inspector General (DIG) RKS Rathore.
- The police department and doctors tried their best to save his life, he added.
It may be pointed out that Lucknow Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manzil Saini visited Hong Kong on May 23 last and Shukla was denied leave for the treatment.
Chief Minister says:
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav condoled his death and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakhs to the family on Saturday evening.